One of the core values of Trinity Western University is the integration of high standards of personal, moral, and spiritual integrity with academic excellence. As such, the University considers it a serious offence when an individual knowingly acts, or fails to act, in a manner to gain unearned academic credit. It is the student’s responsibility to inform him or herself as to what constitutes academic misconduct, and to address any questions to the individual professors with whom he or she is dealing. It is the instructor’s responsibility to confront any student who, in the instructor’s judgment, has committed an act of academic misconduct. The penalty for an act of academic misconduct will be assigned according to procedures listed below. The University does not record acts of academic misconduct on student transcripts, but does keep a permanent record of such acts for internal purposes.