Cheating, as defined by Georgian College's (n.d.) Academic Integrity regulations, is:
"the use of inappropriate, prohibited, or unacknowledged materials, information aids, or misrepresentation in any academic work" (section 8.2.1).
Below are some examples of cheating included in the policy:
Video source: Centennial College Libraries & Learning Centres. (2020, October 20). Contract cheating (Centennial College Libraries) [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/G3zQx7gr3Pk
Contract cheating "can be defined as students arranging for another to complete academic assessments that they then submit for academic credit" (Gallant, 2018, para. 1).
Examples of contract cheating include:
source: (University of British Columbia, "Contract Cheating")
Penalties for Academic Misconduct range in severity, depending on the situation and the number of prior academic misconduct issues.
The initial penalties for academic integrity offences at Georgian College may include:
Depending on the academic misconduct, your professor may also ask you to complete additional academic integrity training, attend a workshop or seek individual help to ensure that you can learn from the mistake and move on to be successful in your future assignments.
Academic Misconduct offences are recorded by the Registrar's office.
After one or more offences, penalties increase in severity and may also include:
Review the Georgian College Academic Integrity Regulations for full details about academic integrity and misconduct, including definitions, policies and procedures, and consequences.
Gallant, T. B. (2018, September 10). Taking a stand against contract cheating. Integrity Matters Blog. https://academicintegrity.org/resources/blog/32-2018/september-2018/73-taking-a-stand-against-contract-cheating
Georgian College. (n.d.). 8. Academic integrity. Retrieved April 25, 2023, from https://cat.georgiancollege.ca/academic-regulations/integrity/
University of British Columbia. (n.d.). Contract cheating and file sharing: Avoid these risky forms of academic misconduct. https://academicintegrity.ubc.ca/teaching-and-learning/contract-cheating/