Academic Integrity Policy (F1004) establishes the standards of academic conduct expected of students and persons seeking admission to the College, sets out procedures the College will follow when a student is alleged to have breached these standards and identifies the possible penalties. The information below provides examples of the kind of activities that would be considered plagiarism and cheating.


The presentation of words and/or images and/or ideas from another person or source as if they were one’s own. It ranges from an entire assignment that is not the student’s work to specific elements within an assignment taken from a source without acknowledgment. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:

a. Paraphrasing materials or ideas of others without identifying the sources.

b. Submitting work that another individual, including a tutor, has prepared, edited or partially written, without prior permission from the instructor.

c. Borrowing all or part of another student’s paper or using someone else’s outline to write one’s paper.

d. Using a paper writing ‘‘service’’ or having another person write one’s paper.

e. Presenting computer code, creative or other work developed by another person as one’s own.

f. Using paragraphs, phrases, sentences or ideas taken from another source without referring to or citing the author.

g. Any use of the work of others, whether published, unpublished, or posted electronically, attributed or anonymous, without proper acknowledgement.

h. Directly quoting the words of others, without using quotation marks or indented format to identify them or otherwise indicating that words are directly quoted.


An act of deceit, distortion of the truth, or improper use of another person’s effort to obtain an academic advantage. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:

a. Copying all or part of another student’s examination or allowing a student to copy all or part of a student’s examination.

b. Obtaining or using unauthorized material, such as a copy of an examination before it is given.

c. Fabricating information used in academic work.

d. Violating procedures prescribed to protect the integrity of an assignment, test or other evaluation.

e. Collaborating with others on assignments without the instructor’s explicit authorization.

f. Altering work that was given a mark and requesting the work be re-marked.

g. Communicating with or attempting to communicate with any other individual during an examination, other than the examination invigilator or other faculty.

h. Failing to take measures deemed reasonable to the instructor or invigilator to prevent the use of one's answers by other students in assignments or examinations.

i. Using textbooks, materials, or technologies during an examination that are not approved by the instructor.

j. Misrepresenting one's contributions to group projects.

k. Offering for free or for sale or distributing electronically essays or other assignments, in whole or in part, to another student.

l. Preparing work, in whole or in part, with the expectation that this work will be submitted by another student to meet course requirements.

m. Submitting any academic work containing a reference to a source that has been fabricated.

n. Dishonest reporting of investigative results, either through fabrication or falsification.

o. Taking or using the research results of others without permission or due to acknowledgement.

p. The acquisition, possession, and/or distribution of examinations, examination materials, or information from an examination without the instructor’s and/or publisher’s authorization.

q. Submitting, in whole or in part, an essay, presentation, or assignment more than once, whether the earlier submission was at this or another institution unless prior approval has been obtained from the instructor(s).

r. Having another individual replace the registered student during any evaluation or interview, or in connection with any other type of assignment or placement associated with a course or academic program.

s. Enabling, aiding, conspiring with, or causing another student to do or attempt to cheat or plagiarize.

See Policy F1004 Academic Integrity for more detailed information.