In our efforts to move to remote teaching, we understand that misunderstandings and confusion about assignments and assessments may be more likely to occur. If you have a question about excellence in remote teaching and designing meaningful assessments, please access this site provided by the Division of Online and Strategic Learning. If you suspect academic dishonesty has occurred and want to talk through the options you have as a faculty member, please contact Dr. Kristen McCauliff

The Office of the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs is responsible for the overall administration of the Student Academic Ethics policy.

In some cases, this includes assigning resolutions to accusations of academic ethics violations, answering faculty and student questions, and conducting academic integrity hearings.

The office is a resource for all faculty members who suspect a case of academic dishonesty in both undergraduate and postgraduate situations.


Faculty or staff members who suspect a potential violation of academic dishonesty should follow these procedures.

  • Email the student to schedule a meeting within five school days.
  • Meet with the student to discuss the violation and the resolution.
  • A student may disagree with either the accusation and/or resolution. If so, the Office of the Vice Provost will meet with the student.
  • Paperwork is held on file for five years.
  • There will not be a notation of academic dishonesty on the student’s formal record.
  • The professor cannot alter a student’s grade without turning in the Academic Ethics Reporting Form.

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If you have any questions during the process, please contact Dr. Kristen McCauliff.

If you need advice or have personal issues, academic difficulties, health problems, or have questions about University policies and procedures; you may seek help from the Associate Dean of Students/Title IX Coordinator.

For questions concerning disciplinary actions you can inquire at the Office of Student Conduct.