Exemplary Academic Integrity Project or EAIP (2013) adopted the definition of academic integrity as “acting with the values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility in learning, teaching, and research.”
Academic integrity is the foundation of an authentic and trustworthy academic community. Every deed is built on trust and anything emanating from a falsified work or stolen idea is destroyed and creates a bad reputation for the university (University of Guelph Library, n.d.).
One example of a dishonest act is cheating.
As defined by the Center for Student Conduct of the UC Berkeley, cheating is “defined as fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment, or using or attempting to use materials, or assisting others in using materials that are prohibited or inappropriate in the context of the academic assignment in question.”
The Center for Student Conduct. (n.d.). Definitions & examples of academic misconduct. Retrieved from https://sa.berkeley.edu/conduct/integrity/definition
Exemplary Academic Integrity Project (EAIP). (2013). Academic integrity toolkit: Office for Learning and Teaching Strategic Commissioned Project 2012-2013. Retrieved from www.unisa.edu.au/EAIP
University of Guelph. (n.d.). Plagiarism and academic integrity. Retrieved from https://www.lib.uoguelph.ca/get-assistance/writing/citations/plagiarism-academic-integrity
Launch in June 2021, the NU Integrity Project is an initiative that aims to promote integrity among student communities. It also aims to uphold integrity as a way of life and as a commitment to fundamental values of honesty, respect, trust and responsibility.
The Project also aims to:
It also includes some useful and valuable resources such as links, videos, and articles on upholding integrity and avoiding plagiarism to guide students on their journey towards integrity.
NU Integrity Project (2021). About the project. Retrieved August 5, 2020 from http://integrity.nu.edu.kz/en/#1.
The NU Student Code of Conduct states that "plagiarism is prohibited and punishable and is considered as an academic misconduct. Plagiarism case always ends up with a disciplinary panel meeting and could lead a student to expulsion from the University."
For a copy of the NU Student Handbook AY 2017-18, follow this link.
The NU Student Code of Conduct enumerated various forms of cheating. It is considered cheating when a student:
To access the document, click here.
There are a number of resources and links that you can consult to learn more about academic integrity.