Academic Integrity

Review Process

If a faculty member suspects that a violation of academic integrity (including, but not limited to, cheating, plagiarism or unauthorized collaboration) has occurred, the faculty member will first notify the student that they will be submitting a report of the alleged violation and then complete the electronic Academic Integrity Referral Form. 

Community Standards and Conduct will receive and review the submitted Academic Integrity Referral Form and any supplemental documentation and initiate the Conduct Review Process. If, as a result of the Conduct Review Process, it is determined that the student is responsible for the alleged violation, the sanction(s) recommended by the faculty member on the Academic Integrity Review Form will be imposed, along with supplemental sanctions designated by Community Standards and Conduct. The faculty member and the student will be notified in writing of the outcome of the Conduct Review Process.

The Academic Integrity Review Process should only be used for violations of academic integrity. Disruptive behavior in the classroom, labs or other learning environments, including practicum properties, should be immediately reported to Campus Safety & Security. Students who are disruptive in the classroom, labs or other learning environments, including practicum properties, may be interimly suspended from the classroom, labs or other learning environments, including practicum properties, pending the outcome of the Conduct Review Process. Please see the Student Code of Conduct, Conduct Review Process, and Sanctions for Individuals or Sanctions for Groups for more information.

Students agree that by taking courses at Johnson & Wales University, papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the Turnitin.com reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. Use of the Turnitin.com service is subject to the Usage policy posted on the website.