Upholding high standards of integrity in everything we do is at the core of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering values.
Procedure for student violations
Academic integrity violation process for students
This overview is to be used as a guide. Any student charged with an academic integrity violation should also consult the university policy located on the University Provost website. To see the academic integrity process flow chart, click here.
- Your instructor will either notify you face-to-face or via an email that they believe you engaged in an academic integrity violation. Please note: withdrawing from a course will not alleviate you from responsibility for an academic integrity violation.
- Your instructor will report the violation to the Academic Integrity Office.
- The Academic Integrity Office will review the information and send you a notice of alleged violation email.
- You have five business days* to respond or meet with the Academic Integrity Officer to provide any additional information regarding the alleged violation.
- After you provide additional information, or after five business days elapse, the Academic Integrity Office will email you a letter that details the sanction you are receiving or that the case has been dismissed.
- At the time of the sanction letter we notify you of your opportunity to request an appeal. Completed appeal request forms must be submitted within 10 business days from the date of your sanction letter.
- If you do not request an appeal, the sanction will be carried out and the case closed.
- If you do request an appeal you must meet with the Academic Integrity Officer to discuss the details of the hearing.
- Once the hearing is scheduled and executed, the hearing board will transmit a recommendation to the Dean.
- You will be notified via email regarding the Dean’s final decision.
- If the Dean recommends suspension or expulsion from the University, you will be notified of your right to appeal to a university level hearing board.
- If a university level hearing board is required, they will hear the case.
This process applies only to allegations of academic dishonesty. Students wishing to express a difference of opinion over a grade issued by an instructor should review the ASU grade appeals policy.
*University business day, not including Saturday, Sunday, any officially recognized university employee holiday, or any day the University is closed.
What happens if my instructor informs me that I’m being charged with an academic integrity violation?
Your instructor will notify the Academic Integrity Office and we will follow the procedures located in the procedures for student violations tab on this website.
If this is my first time to receive an academic integrity violation, what type of sanction can I expect?
The sanction for a first offense depends largely on the severity of the violation. First offense sanctions can be anywhere from a zero on the assignment to receiving an E in the course. Also, all first-time academic integrity offenders are required to complete an Engineering School academic integrity remediation course in Canvas. Important note: depending on the severity of the violation the University does have the ability to sanction first offenses more severely if the situation warrants it.
What happens if I receive a second academic integrity violation?
While each individual situation is unique, receiving a second academic integrity violation is considered a serious breach of student academic conduct. Possible second offense sanction are: receive an E for the course and an XE notated on the transcript. The X is a notation that the course was failed because of an academic integrity violation. Additionally, students may be suspended from Arizona State University for a minimum of one year or expelled from the University permanently.
How long will the first offense academic integrity remediation course take me to complete?
The course should take you approximately 1-1.5 hours to complete. The purpose of the course is to reconnect you with the relevant ASU student honor codes, provide additional information on the types of academic integrity violations that often occur, and inform you of the severity of sanctions if you choose to engage in a second academic integrity violation.
What do I do if I suspect that another student is committing or has committed an academic integrity violation?
Since we know academic integrity violations hurt fellow students, your college and the University, it is very important to report all incidences of academic integrity that you are aware of, or that you suspect. Depending on the scenario, you have several options. First and foremost, you should inform your instructor of the alleged violation. You can also report the violation using the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering reporting portal, or, you may contact the Academic Integrity Officer directly.
Where can I find information related to ASU’s academic integrity policy and my instructor’s policy?
You can find the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering academic integrity procedures on this website. The ASU policy on academic integrity can be found on the University Provost website.
To understand your instructor’s specific academic integrity expectations please consult the course syllabus and all course assignment instructions. When in doubt regarding any course related academic integrity topic always contact your instructor directly.
What happens if I do not request an appeal within the required 10 business days from the date of my sanctioning letter?
If you do not submit the completed appeal form within the required 10 business days, you will not be able to have an appeal hearing for that violation. However, if you have questions or need assistance regarding academic integrity policy concerns you may always communicate with the Academic Integrity Officer.