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Reporting Academic Integrity Violations

The Academic Integrity Violation Report Form has been updated for the 2019-2020 academic year. Click here or on the button below to download.

Faculty members who suspect a student may have engaged in an Academic Integrity violation are strongly encouraged to consult with staff in the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity (OSCAI) regarding the applicability of the Code of Student Conduct, potential courses of action, and guidance on imposing appropriate sanctions. A staff member in OSCAI can be reached by calling (757) 683-3431.

Submit an Academic Integrity Referral Online
Academic Integrity Violation Report Form

Cases Involving Graduate Students

Faculty who suspect a graduate student may have violated one or more standards of Academic Integrity should consult with the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, as graduate students are normally reviewed for suspension or expulsion, even for a first Academic integrity violation.

Assigning a Grade of "I" While a Case is Pending

No grade sanction should be assigned until the referral is finally resolved, including the process of considering the student's appeal, if any. Should the referral not be resolved prior to the end of the semester, a grade of "I" should be assigned. Faculty should allow the student to remain enrolled in their course and grade all other assignments as they normally would while the case is pending. Faculty will receive written notification of the final outcome of the case so that an appropriate grade may be assigned.

Promoting Academic Integrity

Faculty are encouraged to spend time in their courses discussing the importance of ethical academic conduct, making sure to highlight the underlying reasons why academic integrity matters to the institution, to one's academic discipline, to the faculty member personally, and to students.

Faculty can supplement these discussions by including appropriate language in their syllabi to reinforce expectations, explain university policies, and highlight any special academic integrity considerations related to their course or academic discipline.

At any time, faculty are welcome to invite a staff member from the Office of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity to present to their class regarding students' responsibilities as citizens of the academic community. Through dialogue and education, we can affirm our collective commitment to academic integrity.

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