Skip navigation

Tutorial Topics


The purpose of this tutorial is to promote academic integrity at Northern Illinois University by increasing students' awareness of academic integrity and offering strategies for students to protect themselves from academic dishonesty situations.

The content of this tutorial is organized under the following six major sections:

  • Academic Dishonesty - Definition and Types
  • Causes for Academic Dishonesty
  • Consequences of Academic Dishonesty
  • Cheating, Fabrication, Falsification and Sabotage
  • Plagiarism
  • Protecting Yourself

Check Your Understanding

I'm an honest person. Why should I be concerned with academic integrity?

Even though you may not cheat or plagiarize, you can still unintentionally compromise your academic integrity.