Academic Integrity FAQs - Students

What should I do if I see another student cheating?

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 If you see another student cheating you should inform your instructor. Students who cheat have an unfair advantage and undermine other students and the instructor.

What if I disagree with my faculty member’s decision to report an academic integrity incident to the Dean of Students Office? Can I appeal?

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Students are entitled to due process and can appeal their faculty member’s decision to report an incident. Students have 10 academic days to appeal. If this deadline is missed, the faculty member’s decision stands and the case is closed.

Will dropping the course where the alleged violation occurred dismiss the incident?

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No, dropping the course will not invalidate the alleged violation. Faculty members can report students who are no longer enrolled in their classes for alleged academic integrity violations, including students who have dropped a course or who have graduated.

Does the Code of Academic Integrity apply to online courses?

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Yes. The Code of Academic Integrity applies to all academic work undertaken at the University of Arizona.