Policy F1004 Academic Conduct establishes the standards of academic conduct expected of students and persons seeking admission to the College, sets out the procedures that the College will follow when a person is alleged to have breached these standards, and identifies the possible penalties.

  • Cheating: an act of deceit, distortion of the truth, or improper use of another person’s effort to obtain an academic advantage.  Examples include, but are not limited to:

    • Looking at another person's exam, or allowing another person to look at yours
    • Using unautorized notes ("cheat sheet")
    • Continuing to write on an exam after time has been called
    • Removing an exam from the classroom without permission
    • Working with others on an assignment, without the instructor’s permission
    • Altering the examination and requesting that the exam be re-marked
    • Communicating with any person during an exam (such as whispering, passing notes, sending text messages) other than the instructor or exam invigilator
  • Fraud: an intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another to rely on it.  Examples include, but are not limited to:

    • Having another person write your exam for you
    • Submitting a fake doctor’s note if you miss an exam
    • Submitting fake admission documents
  • Plagiarism: the presentation of another person’s or source’s words and/or images and/or ideas as if they were one’s own. It ranges from an entire assignment which is not the student’s own work to specific passages within an assignment taken from a source without acknowledgment. For plagiarism to occur intent is not necessary; plagiarism can be either intentional or unintentional. In either case, it is unacceptable.  Examples include, but are not limited to:

    • Buying your assignment off the internet

    • Copy and pasting from another source without referencing it properly

    • Paraphrasing from another source without referencing it properly

    • Using another person’s assignment or outline to write your own

    • Submitting work that another person has edited or reviewed without the instructor’s permission

    • Submitting the same assignment for two different classes (this is called self-plagiarism)

See Policy F1004 Academic Conduct for more detailed information.