Academic Dishonesty Regulations

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

Preamble

It is the responsibility of each student registered at Lakehead University to be familiar with the specific requirements of the degree, diploma, or certificate, which he/she plans to pursue, as well as the rules, regulations and policies of the University and of the Faculties and Departments/Schools concerned.

Each student is responsible for ensuring that the courses in which registration is effected satisfy the program requirements of the degree, diploma, or certificate sought; academic advice and counseling for all who need assistance is freely available.

It is also understood that every student by the act of registering, agrees to abide by all rules, regulations and policies of Lakehead University and of the Faculties or Departments/Schools in which that student is registered.

Each student is expected to be familiar with the General Information outlined in this Calendar as well as the information pertaining to the Faculty or Department/School in which he/she is enrolled.

The University reserves the right to change rules, regulations and policies, as well as programs and course requirements given in this Calendar without prior notice.

Courses not offered this academic year (fall/winter terms) are indicated by the words Not Offered this Year below the course description. Nevertheless, students should refer to the Timetable as a final check.

Academic Dishonesty

The University takes a most serious view of offences against academic honesty such as plagiarism, cheating, and impersonation. Penalties for dealing with such offences will be strictly enforced.

A copy of the "Code of Student Behaviour and Disciplinary Procedures" including sections on plagiarism and other forms of misconduct may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.

The following rules shall govern the treatment of candidates who have been found guilty of attempting to obtain academic credit dishonestly.

  1. The minimum penalty for a candidate found guilty of plagiarism, or of cheating on any part of a course will be a zero for the work concerned
  2. A candidate found guilty of cheating on a formal examination or a test, or of serious or repeated plagiarism, or of unofficially obtaining a copy of an examination paper before the examination is scheduled to be written, will receive zero for the course and may be expelled from the University.

Students disciplined under the Student Code of Conduct - Academic Integrity may appeal their case through the Judicial Panel.

Plagiarism shall be deemed to include:

  1. Plagiarism of ideas as where an idea of an author or speaker is incorporated into the body of an assignment as though it were the writer's idea, i.e. no credit is given the person through referencing or footnoting or end noting.
  2. Plagiarism of words occurs when phrases, sentences, tables or illustrations of an author or speaker are incorporated into the body of a writer's own, i.e. no quotations or indentations (depending on the format followed) are present but referencing or footnoting or end noting is given.
  3. Plagiarism of ideas and words as where words and an idea(s) of an author or speaker are incorporated into the body of a written assignment as though they were the writer's own words and ideas, i.e. no quotations or indentations (depending on format followed) are present and no referencing or footnoting or end noting is given.

For more information, see the University Calendar