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Maintaining Your Academic Integrity in Online Learning

Many aspects of our semester have changed significantly, but our responsibility for academic integrity has not. Continue to observe the Institutional Rules, treat all exams and assignments as if you were in-person to complete them, and maintain the highest standards of academic integrity during this period online learning. If you need to meet with Student Conduct staff, meetings are available using Zoom or over the phone. If you have any questions, please email Student Conduct.

Academic Integrity and Conduct Concerns for Online Learning

Decorum in the Online Classroom

All classes will now be conducted online using tools including Canvas and Zoom. Zoom has helpful features and you should use them as though you were sitting in class next to your instructor. Misuse of the Zoom platform and disruptions of the online classroom will be treated just as if you disrupted a physical classroom. Some things to be aware of that could help you avoid an Institutional Rules violation:

Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom

The Honor Code and Institutional Rules apply during online instruction. You are expected to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity in the online learning environment. Here are some categorized tips and suggestions to help you maintain strong academic integrity practices while online:

Be Proactive

One of the best ways to avoid academic misconduct is to manage your time and study habits. Visit this Sanger Learning Center resource on how to adjust your studying habits for the online classroom. Texas One Stop Keep Learning is another resource for your success in online learning.

If You Are Suspected of an Institutional Rules Violation

The student conduct process prioritizes due process. You will receive instructions through email from your instructor or Student Conduct staff. Keep any documents, emails, chats, or other evidence that could help you if you believe the suspicion is in error. Your instructor and/or Student Conduct staff will meet with you to hear your side and review your evidence. They will also fully explain the conduct process and your rights to you.