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Academic Integrity: Academic Dishonesty

This guide has been created to provide you with quick access to resources on the topic of Academic Integrity.

What is Academic Dishonesty?

Academic dishonesty is an intentional, reckless, careless, or improper act for the purpose of obtaining an academic advantage, credential, admission, or credit by deception or fraudulent means. It can include, but is not limited to “cheating” (NSCC, 2017).

Examples of academic dishonesty include, but is not limited to:

  • Copying the work of another person

  • Doing work for another student

  • Using or consulting any unauthorized source or materials

  • Using one’s own work for more than one class without permission

  • Collaborating on work that is assigned to be done independently

  • Plagiarism

  • Contract cheating


NSCC. (2017, October 1). Academic integrity policy.

What is Academic Honesty?

York University. Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. (2020, November 20). What is academic honesty [Video]? YouTube.

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Acceptable and Unacceptable Use of Information

University of Alberta Dean of Students. (2013, December 8).  Acceptable/unacceptable [Video]. YouTube.

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