Academic Regulations

Academic Regulations highlight important processes and can vary depending on which program you are completing at Humber.

Library Plagiarism Tutorial

Researching ethically is also researching efficiently: not only will you learn how to avoid plagiarism, but you’ll also pick up some good research tips too.

Online Module - Academic Integrity: Understanding Cheating

Spend a few moments viewing this online module to preview the latest research on why students cheat.

Online Module - Humber's Academic Integrity Policy

Spend a few moments viewing this online module to review Humber's Academic Integrity Policy.

Online Module - Academic Integrity: Prevention

Spend a few moments viewing this online module to identify various methods and strategies to mitigate incidences of academic dishonesty.

Why Students Cheat

The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Arts article entitled "Why Students Cheat" helps explore the motivation and some of the research behind cheating that may provide added insight regarding the behaviours faculty need to confront.

Tips to Prevent Cheating

The Office of Student Judicial Affairs at the University of California, Davis Campus shares a list of useful tips to minimize or prevent cheating.

Teaching Citation to Avoid Plagiarism

Alexandra Ross, Humber Librarian, shares information and strategies on how to teach correct citation practices to our students. You can do the same. See her PowerPoint presentation for ideas.

Guide to Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism

This site for the University of Alberta contains topics covering why students plagiarise, how to prevent plagiarism, detecting plagiarism and information about paper mills. Click on the University of Alberta Library Guides Search Page. Type - A Faculty Guide to Cyber-Plagiarism - in the search line.

Deterring Plagiarism: Some Strategies

Margaret Proctor of The University of Toronto Writing Centre provides some practical advice for deterring plagiarism.

Cheating 101: Paper Mills and You

Margaret Fain and Peggy Bates of Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University maintain a web page that provides faculty with information on paper mills, sharing a list of over 250 sites from which students can buy, trade or download papers.

The New Plagiarism: Seven Antidotes to Prevent Highway Robbery in the Electronic Age

Jamie McKenzie (1998) in From Now On: The Educational Technology Journal, v.7,8 looks at how to design assignments that emphasize higher thinking skills, making them less vulnerable to ‘cut and paste’ content being included from other sources.

CBC's Doc Zone Examines Cheating

CBC's Doc Zone, November 15, 2012, examines what has been described as an epidemic of cheating in North America.

York University Resources

York University shares resources on academic integrity and opens up a series of useful tips and links.


Cheating is using unauthorized notes, study aids, or information on an examination; altering a graded work after it has been returned, then submitting the work for regrading; allowing another person to do one’s work and submitting that work under one’s own name; submitting identical or similar papers for credit in more than one course without prior permission from the course instructors.


“Plagiarism is submitting material that in part or whole is not entirely one’s own work without attributing those same portions to their correct source.”