North Arkansas College shall maintain a procedure to ensure academic integrity is defined and maintained. North Arkansas College’s commitment to academic achievement is supported by a policy to protect academic integrity that is reported to students through course syllabi. Academic fraud and dishonesty are offenses that may require disciplinary actions and may include but are not limited to the following:
Cheating: Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise.
Facilitating academic dishonesty: Intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another commit an act of academic dishonesty.
Test tampering: Intentionally gaining access to restricted test booklets, banks, questions, or answers before a test is given; or tampering with questions or answers after a test is taken.
Plagiarism: Intentionally or knowingly representing the words and ideas of another as one’s own in any academic exercise.Cases of academic integrity violations by faculty and/or staff are subject to specific disciplinary action based on the severity of the offense
Cases of cheating and plagiarism at Northark are considered to be serious offenses and students are subject to one or more of
the following alternatives based on the severity of the offense:
• No credit for the assignment or opportunity for make-up; or
• Loss of credit and dropped from the course; or
• Permanent suspension from Northark.
Students may resolve disciplinary action by following this chain of command in the order given: the Instructor, Department Chair or Program Director, Dean, and the Academic