Regulations Governing Conduct in Examinations and Academic Integrity | האוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים | The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Skip to Hebrew
Skip to English
Skip to Arabic
Skip to Site Map

Regulations Governing Conduct in Examinations and Academic Integrity

 

Following are selected sections from the Disciplinary Regulations and the Teaching and Study Procedures, as laid down by the Senate of the Hebrew University. Any person acting in violation of the Disciplinary Regulations is liable to face disciplinary proceedings at the University, and to punishment in accordance with the Regulations.
  
The full text of the Regulations appears on the Hebrew University website.
 
Chap. 7 of the Teaching and Study Procedures
7.5 Conduct of the Examinations
7.5.1 The student must present him/herself at the examination room at least fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of the examination.
7.5.2 The student's identity card or other official photo-bearing card will be examined during the course of the examination.
7.5.3 Any student arriving at the examination room more than thirty minutes after the commencement of the examination will not be admitted. 
7.5.4 The student will take his/her seat in the examination room as instructed by the supervisors. The supervisor is permitted, at his/her discretion, to transfer the student from one seat to another, at any time.
7.5.5 No notebooks or textbooks may be used in the examination. All belongings will be collected in the examination room in accordance with the instructions of the supervisors.
7.5.6 Auxiliary material:  In advance of the examination, the teacher will inform the students of the auxiliary material that is permitted for use during the examination, and will indicate this on the examination booklet. Such auxiliary material will be permitted for use on condition that it contains no marginalia, notes and so forth.
7.5.7 The relative marks for each section or question on the examination will be indicated on the question sheet. If no mark is indicated, equal marks will be allocated to each question.
7.5.8 Students will not be permitted to leave the examination room for any reason until at least thirty minutes have elapsed from the time of distribution of the questionnaire, and in no case will a student who has left be permitted to return to the examination room. The student will be required to hand in the examination questionnaire and the examination booklet to the supervisor/s, and will be deemed to have participated in the examination.
7.5.9 As a rule, a student may not go to the bathroom in the course of the examination, except during a scheduled break (in the case of a split examination). The Faculty will decide upon the arrangements for exceptional cases, in accordance with the available possibilities.
7.5.10 Examinees are forbidden to talk to each other or to pass around any material.
7.5.11 Answers must be written in ink, in clear, legible handwriting, on one side only of every page. Nothing must be written in the margins. Drafts may be written only on the reverse side of the page, and clearly crossed out before the examination is handed in. At the top of each page of draft work, the student must write clearly, "Draft".
7.5.12 It is forbidden to tear pages out of the examination booklet.
7.5.13 In the event of a violation of the instructions or the regulations,  the supervisor will register a complaint with the Disciplinary  Committee (The Disciplinary Regulations are published in the Faculty Yearbooks and on the Internet). The supervisor is not permitted, in any case, to prevent the student from proceeding with the examination.
7.5.14 Upon completion of the examination, the student must hand in the booklet (including the examination questionnaire, if required) to the supervisor and leave the examination room quietly.
7.5.15 Teacher's Presence in the Examination Room: The responsible teacher will be present in the examination room as required for the purpose of clarifying the examination questions, and will be available in the proximity of the room during the course of the examination in order to respond to students' questions. A teacher who is unable to be present is obliged to appoint a replacement and to inform the Secretariat.
7.5.16 Duration of the Examination: The time allotted for the examination will be indicated on the questionnaire, and will not exceed three hours. The Dean may issue a one-time permit for a longer examination. An examination that is scheduled to exceed three hours will be split, and the second part will take place after the break. The examination for non-Hebrew speaking students and for students with learning difficulties will be extended as specified in these regulations.
7.5.17 The use of cellular phones and handheld, laptop or other portable computers is forbidden in the examination room.
 
Sections from the Disciplinary Regulations
14. A disciplinary offense is one of the offenses specified below, committed by a student:
 
(1) Cheating in an examination, in relation to a doctoral dissertation, final thesis, seminar paper, home exercise or in any other academic assignment given to the student in connection with his/her studies, including cheating in an entrance examination to an institute of higher education. Without detriment to the generality of the aforesaid, the following will be deemed to constitute cheating:
(a) The use, possession, bringing in to the examination room, receipt or passing on of prohibited material or any form of information on the subject of the examination, the use, possession, transfer, receipt or passing on of which in the course of the examination is forbidden.
(b) Addition to, erasure from or other amendment to an examination, paper or assignment other than in the normal course of their writing.
(c) Arranging for another person to be examined instead of the student, or pretending to be another student in the examination.
(d) Submission of a paper that was written, wholly or in part, by another, writing a paper or part thereof for the purpose of its submission by another, or transferring it to another for that purpose.
 
(2) Violation of the provisions relating to examinations, doctoral dissertations, final theses, seminar papers, home exercises or other academic assignments given to the student in connection with his/her studies, including violation of instructions relating to conduct in the course of a written or oral examination.
(9) Causing disruption to teaching, research or work at the University, or  to any other activity authorized by University authorities.
(10) Non-compliance with the instructions of the University authorities, teachers or workers, which were issued in the course of fulfillment of their functions.

 

	 Regulations Governing Conduct in Examinations and Academic Integrity