What should I do if I suspect a student of cheating in my class?
Within 5 working days of discovering the incident you should submit an Academic Integrity Allegation Evidence Form.
What if I disagree with the Academic Integrity Monitor's recommendation to dismiss the case I submitted?
With the support of your department chair, within 5 working days you may submit a Faculty Appeal of AIM's Recommendation to Dismiss to Academic Initiatives and Integrity.
What should I do in the moment if I suspect a student is cheating on an exam?
Despite the overwhelming proof you may have, the student must be allowed to stay and complete their exam. You may relocate them or the students around them to different areas of the classroom or test center. If they are using unauthorized material (e.g. a cheat sheet, notebook, etc.), immediately confiscate the materials. If they are using their cell phone you should not confiscate it, but document what they were viewing on their screen (e.g. take a picture of their screen). Within 5 business days, submit the Academic Integrity Allegation Evidence Form.
If I catch a student cheating, can I just handle an incident myself?
No. The University's policy is in place to ensure that all alleged violations are handled consistently and that students' rights are protected throughout the process. Further, the University tracks all reported incidents a student is involved in, so it may be that a student you catch cheating has done this on other occasions and therefore, needs to be held accountable. The policy is also in place to protect our faculty by allowing an Associate Dean of the college to address the matter on your behalf.
SafeAssign returned a high percentage of matching on one of my student's papers. Should I report this?
If after further investigation you find that some or all of the paper was not cited properly or is not the student's work, you should submit an Academic Integrity Allegation Evidence Form.
Academic Honesty Syllabus Statement
Faculty are encouraged to include these statements on their syllabus:
As a core part of its mission, the University of Arkansas provides students with the opportunity to further their educational goals through programs of study and research in an environment that promotes freedom of inquiry and academic responsibility. Accomplishing this mission is only possible when intellectual honesty and individual integrity prevail.
Each University of Arkansas student is required to be familiar with and abide by the University's 'Academic Integrity Policy' at honesty.uark.edu/policy. Students with questions about how these policies apply to a particular course or assignment should immediately contact their instructor.
Statement Regarding Note Selling and Distributing
There are companies that will try to lure you into selling the notes you take in this class. Don't let these companies take advantage of you. Selling my notes to any commercial service I will consider a violation of my intellectual property rights and/or copyright law as well as a violation of the U of A's academic integrity policy. Continued enrollment in this class signifies intent to abide by the policy. Any violation will be reported to the Office of Academic Initiatives and Integrity.
Request an academic integrity presentation
Representatives from Academic Initiatives and Integrity are available to offer class presentations explaining the University's academic integrity policy, process, and rubric.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a presentation.