Academic Misconduct

NorQuest College is committed to maintaining high standards of academic performance and integrity in order that all students may benefit equally from the opportunity to pursue their education in a learning environment that is characterized by high levels of fairness, trustworthiness, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

It is incumbent upon all members of the NorQuest community to uphold these standards by ensuring that they inform themselves and others of the fundamental importance of these standards.

Academic Misconduct

Academic misconduct may be defined broadly as the giving, taking, or presenting of information that dishonestly aids an individual or group in the determination of academic merit or standing. Common examples include, but are not limited to, plagiarism and cheating.

Examples of Academic Misconduct

Plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct that occurs when someone presents that has been created by another as his or her own work. Specific examples include:

  • Presenting in any format the words, ideas, images, or data created by or belonging to someone else as if it were one’s own
  • Manipulating source material in an effort to deceive or mislead
  • Submitting work that contains misleading references that do not accurately reflect the sources actually used  

Cheating is a form of academic misconduct that occurs when someone employs an unauthorized means to obtain credit for work submitted; to gain advantage over others in the assessment of academic work; or to assist others in obtaining such advantages. Specific examples include:

  • Accessing information from unauthorized sources such as other students or notes in the course of completing an assignment, test, or examination
  • Being in unauthorized possession of evaluation materials in advance of their administration
  • Collaborating on any project, assignment, or examination without prior permission

Related Information

For more information on this procedure, contact

Office of Student Judicial Affairs

Phone: 780.644.6490