What should I do if I suspect a student of cheating?
The same academic integrity standards apply to online courses and proctored exams as traditional campus courses. Students acknowledge an academic integrity statement prior to scheduling appointments. It is uncommon for students to attempt to cheat on proctored exams; however, if you suspect a student of cheating, please complete the following steps:
1. To avoid conflict let the student complete the exam and only address the issue with the instructor.
2. If possible, ask one of your co-workers to observe the suspected cheating incident and let the instructor know that more than one individual observed the behavior.
3. Report the suspected cheating incident to the instructor through the "Finalize" feature (the "Finalize" feature is located in the "Actions" column of the scheduled appointment).
4. If there are materials (footage of the appointment, scratch paper, computer history, etc...) that will help the instructor make an informed decision about the incident, email the materials to the faculty member.
5. Academic integrity issues/cases are time sensitive. Therefore, please report suspected cheating to the instructor as soon as possible. The instructor may call or email you for additional details.
Please submit a ticket to UNC Online if you have additional questions about academic integrity or student misconduct:
1. Visit http://online.northcarolina.edu
2. Click "Login" (located in the upper right corner)
3. Select the appropriate category
4. Enter your credentials
5. Click "Contact" (located at the top of the page)