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All Watts College of Public Service and Community College students are expected to adhere to both the ASU student academic integrity honor code and the professional standards and expectations of your degree.
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.
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 grade grievance appeal policy/procedures.
*University business day, not including Saturday, Sunday, any officially recognized university employee holiday, or any day the University is closed.
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.
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 a Watts College 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.
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.
The course should take you approximately 2 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.
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 Watts College reporting portal, or, you may contact the Academic Integrity Officer directly.
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.
If you do not submit the completed appeal form by your deadline, you will not be able to have an appeal hearing for that violation, the case will be closed and any sanctions applied.