Academic Integrity is an important pillar of teaching and learning. Learning to conduct themselves with Academic Integrity is a key part of the educational process for students at NSCC. High standards of Academic Integrity are indispensable to ensuring that NSCC graduates are of the highest possible quality and, thus, to safeguarding NSCC’s reputation as a leading institution. (NSCC, 2015, p.1)
More information about NSCC's academic policies is available on the Policies & Procedures webpage.
Academic integrity is a fundamental value in an academic community devoted to the "creation, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge" (Yale College, 2015, para. 1). At NSCC, it is essential that students, faculty and staff acknowledge the contributions of others in their own work by properly documenting their sources of information.
Discovering how to use others’ work to advance your own is a key part of learning; even the greatest scholars build on their predecessors’ achievements. Understanding how to incorporate others’ points into your own arguments, and how to acknowledge them properly, is one sign of maturing scholarship (Yale College, 2015).