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Academic Integrity: Academic Integrity at NSCC

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

Academic Integrity at NSCC

In its Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity, the International Center for Academic Integrity defines academic integrity as a commitment, even in the face of adversity, to six fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage.

NSCC Definitions

Academic Integrity

Students and employees will conduct themselves in an honest and trustworthy manner.

Academic Dishonesty

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”.


Presenting, in any format, someone else’s ideas, presentations, writing, artistic work, or creations, whether verbal, print, structural, design or electronic, in whole or in part, as one’s own, by failing to credit the source. Plagiarism can be intentional or occur through carelessness.

What is Academic Honesty

Mercy College DE. (2015). What is academic integrity and academic dishonesty [Video]. YouTube.

Acceptable/Unacceptable Use of Information

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

Academic Integrity at Washington University

Washington University. (2013, July 23). Academic integrity at Washington University in St. Louis [Video]. YouTube.