Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity: First Resources

Adapted from the former IDC

Academic Integrity

Lakehead University takes a serious view of offenses against academic honesty such as plagiarism, cheating, and impersonation. Academic dishonesty definitions, examples, and disciplinary procedures are outlined in the university regulations and policies below.

New Student Code of Conduct: Academic Integrity

Decorative: "Academic Integrity"


"Student Code of Conduct - Academic Integrity" (pdf) contains the full document.

  • Effective May 1, 2019 the Student Code of Conduct - Academic Integrity, Student Code of Conduct - Non-Academic, and Student Code of Conduct - Appeal Policy, will replace the Code of Student Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedures.

The topics covered in the "Student Code of Conduct - Academic Integrity" include the following:

Section I: Introduction

Is It Cheating? 20 Scenarios

Decorative: "Cheating" with two kids whispering to each other


"Scenarios: Is It Cheating?" (article) presents a "collection of cheating scenarios ... adapted from a variety used in research on academic integrity" as well as a variety of ways the scenarios can be used in class.

  • Each identifies "specific behaviors and the context in which they occur" as well as "the involvement of enablers, those who make the cheating possible or increase the likelihood of success."
  • Each use and each scenario are also discussed more fully in the article.

A. Uses of Scenarios

Activities to Promote Awareness of Cheating Behaviours

Decorative: A student using crib notes on a smart phone during a test


"Activities that Promote Awareness of What Is and Isn’t Cheating" (online article) argues that "provides "a collection of activities faculty can use to ensure that students understand the behaviors that constitute cheating."

1. "Behavior Lists" (a 14-item list)

"[N]ot included ... are behaviors ... consistently recognize[d] as cheating such as copying answers during an exam, getting answers off an electronic device during an exam, claiming the material of others as your own, buying or borrowing a term paper."

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