Classroom Etiquette

Academic integrity is of primary importance in the classroom, whether the classroom be face-to-face or online. Students and faculty are responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that supports an effective learning community. It is therefore imperative that students and faculty demonstrate mutual respect.

Inappropriate behavior may compromise the learning and performance of all students. Such inappropriate behaviors include but are not limited to: late arrivals/early departures; loud or prolonged side conversations; use of cell phones; computers (other than for legitimate academic use); iPods (or similar devices); and use of derogatory or vulgar language. All students are expected to abide by the Student Code of Conduct and are subject to sanctions as described therein for any violations.

Plagiarism/Cheating Policy

Honesty is expected of all NHTI students. In academic matters, this includes the submission of work that clearly indicates its source. Dishonest acts include cheating and plagiarism. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:

  • Use of any unauthorized assistance from other persons or technologies in taking quizzes, tests, or exams or in the preparation and completion of class assignments

  • Dependence upon the aid of resources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments

  • The acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the CCSNH colleges faculty, staff, or students

  • Knowingly providing unauthorized assistance of any kind to another for the purpose of providing unfair advantage to the recipient in the completion of course assessments/assignments

Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use (intentional or unintentional), by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgment. It includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in providing term papers or other academic materials via direct sale, barter, or other means.

Cheating and plagiarism are considered serious disciplinary matters and are subject to the same penalties and procedures as other NHTI disciplinary matters. Students should be aware that penalties levied in proven cases of cheating or plagiarism may include the issuance of a grade of AF (which may in turn lead to delay of graduation), suspension or dismissal from a program or from the college, or other sanctions as deemed appropriate.