Students Rights & Responsibilities

Academic Honesty

Students of Northeast are expected to make responsible and ethical choices with all submitted academic work. At times you will be challenged with the work itself, short turn-around times for completion of academic work and or multiple assignments due on the same days. Pressure for academic success can at times be overwhelming. As a student of Northeast we expect you to do your best and manage your workloads so that you can prevent becoming overloaded. However, no matter the challenges and load we want you to work honestly and with high academic integrity at all times.

All behavior is to be of an academic nature and students are expected to complete their own work, unless assigned to complete group work. While students are encouraged to study together, this does not extend to copying, sharing solutions, or any other inappropriate conduct. Review the most current edition of the Northeast Student Handbook; pay special attention to the Student Code of Conduct.

The Northeast Community College expectations for student academic honesty are as stated below:

  1. Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. According to the Northeast Student Handbook: the term “cheating” includes, but is not limited to, 1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; 2) use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; 3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the College faculty or staff; and 4) engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus or class discussion.
  2. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. According to the Northeast Student Handbook: the term “plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.

Examples of cheating include but are not limited to the following:

  • Copying from another student during an examination or allowing another to copy your work.
  • Unauthorized collaboration on a take home assignment or examination.
  • Using notes during a closed book examination.
  • Taking an examination for another student, or asking or allowing another student to take an examination for you.
  • Changing a graded exam and returning it for more credit.
  • Submitting substantial portions of the same paper to more than one course without consulting with each instructor.
  • Preparing answers or writing notes in a blue book (exam booklet) before an examination.
  • Allowing others to research and write assigned papers or do assigned projects, including using commercial term paper services.
  • Giving assistance to acts of academic misconduct/ dishonesty.
  • Fabricating data (in whole or in part).
  • Falsifying data (in whole or in part).
  • Submitting someone else’s work as your own.
  • Unauthorized use during an examination of any electronic devices such as cell phones, computers or other technologies to retrieve or send information.

Examples of plagiarism include but are not limited to the following:

  • Copying another person’s actual words or images without the use of quotation marks and footnotes attributing the words to their source.
  • Presenting another person’s ideas or theories in your own words without acknowledging the source.
  • Failing to acknowledge collaborators on homework and laboratory assignments.
  • Internet plagiarism, including submitting downloaded term papers or parts of term papers, paraphrasing or copying information from the internet without citing the source, or “cutting & pasting” from various sources without proper attribution.
  • Self-plagiarism is any time students re-use their own work from any class without prior permission from all instructors involved.