22 NSU STUDENT HANDBOOK 2021-22 STUDENT ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT 2:33 1. Definitions A. The phrase “Academic Misconduct” means Cheating or Plagiarism: B. The term “Cheating” includes, but is not limited to, the following: 1. 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; 2. Using sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; 3. Acquiring, without permission, tests or other academic material belonging to the instructor or another member of the Institutional faculty or staff; 4. Engaging in any behavior prohibited by the instructor in the course syllabus or in class discussion; 5. Falsifying or misrepresenting data or results from a laboratory or experiment; or 6. Engaging in other behavior that a reasonable person would consider to be cheating. C. The term “Plagiarism” includes, but is not limited to, the following: 1. Using, by paraphrase or direct quotation, the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment; 2. 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 3. Engaging in other behavior that a reasonable person would consider plagiarism. D. The term “Student” includes all persons taking courses from the Institution, both full-time and part-time, enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, professional or special topic courses, whether credit-bearing or not. E. Other capitalized terms in this policy are defined in Board Policy 3:4, Section 2. 2. Authority A. For purposes of this policy and Board Policy 3:4, the Institution that offered the course shall have default authority over the Student. 3. Academic Misconduct Process A. Allegations Allegations of Academic Misconduct must be reported by the Faculty Member to the Student Conduct Officer. At the Faculty Member’s request, the Student Conduct Officer will inform the Faculty Member whether the Student has ever engaged in Academic Misconduct, which information may be used in determining any academic consequences should it be determined that the Student engaged in Academic Misconduct. The Faculty Member may request this information at any point throughout the informal resolution process. B. Informal Resolution 1. The Faculty Member will meet with the Student to discuss the allegations and attempt informal resolution. The Faculty Member may request the assistance or presence of the