Using Third Party Materials

You are encouraged to use resources from the Internet unless otherwise specified. All materials used from other resources must be acknowledged and the sources/author must be properly credited. Failure to do so shall be considered plagiarism, which has severe repercussion to your grade and your academic standing in the University. As a student in the University you are expected to be familiar with and abide by Northeastern University rules of academic honesty and integrity, including plagiarism.

Academic Integrity Policy

The University views academic dishonesty as one of the most serious offenses that a student can commit while in college and imposes appropriate punitive sanctions on violators. Here are some examples of academic dishonesty. While this is not an all-inclusive list, we hope this will help you to understand some of the things instructors look for. The following is excerpted from the University’s policy on academic integrity:

Cheating intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or study aids in an academic exercise
Fabrication intentional and unauthorized falsification, misrepresentation, or invention of any data, or citation in an academic exercise
Plagiarism intentionally representing the words, ideas, or data of another as one’s own in any academic exercise without providing proper citation
Unauthorized collaboration instances when students submit individual academic works that are substantially similar to one another; while several students may have the same source material, the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of the data must be each individual’s independent work.
Participation in academically dishonest activities any action taken by a student with the intent of gaining an unfair advantage
Facilitating academic dishonesty intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to violate any provision of this policy