69 NSU STUDENT HANDBOOK 2023-24 2. Prohibited Conduct The following list describes actions that detract from the effectiveness of an institution’s productive living-and-learning community. Any student found to have engaged, attempted to engage, or allowed or assisted another in engaging, in the following prohibited conduct is subject to the student conduct process and conduct sanctions outlined in this Student Code. In instances where prohibited conduct contained in this policy is defined differently in another Board Policy or Institutional Policy, the definition contained in this policy shall be used to address prohibited conduct by a student. 2.1. Acts of Academic Misconduct or Dishonesty Honesty and integrity are core values at all institutions. Faculty members and students are jointly responsible for maintaining academic standards and integrity in institutional courses. In addition to any conduct sanctions imposed under this Student Code, academic consequences for academic misconduct may be imposed by the faculty member, including issuing a failing grade in the course. Any grade issued by the faculty member, whether as a result of academic misconduct or not, constitutes an academic evaluation and is not a conduct sanction imposed under this Student Code. All faculty members should report incidents of Academic Misconduct to the Student Conduct Officer. 2.1.1. Engaging in acts of Academic Misconduct, which means Cheating or Plagiarism. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, the following: • Using any unauthorized assistance in, or having unauthorized materials while, taking quizzes, tests, examinations or other assignments, including copying from another’s quiz, test, examination, or other assignment or allowing another to copy from one’s own quiz, test, examination, or other assignment; • Using sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; • Acquiring, without permission, tests or other academic material belonging to the instructor or another member of the institutional faculty or staff; • Engaging in any behavior prohibited by the instructor in the course syllabus or in class discussion; • Falsifying or misrepresenting data or results from a laboratory or experiment; or • Engaging in other behavior that a reasonable person would consider to be cheating. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the following: • Using, by paraphrase or direct quotation, the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment; • Using materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials without prior authorization by the instructor; or • Engaging in other behavior that a reasonable person would consider plagiarism. 2.1.2. Engaging in other conduct that a reasonable person would consider dishonesty relating to academic achievement, research results or academically related public service. 2.1.3. Furnishing false information or false representations to any institutional official, instructor, or office. Submission of false information or withholding information at the time of admission or readmission may make an individual ineligible for admission to, or continuation at, an Institution.