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Academic Integrity

Arizona State University defines integrity as "a character-driven commitment to honesty, doing what is right, and guiding others to do what is right." Violations of academic integrity at ASU fall into five broad areas that include but are not limited to:

  • Cheating on an academic evaluation or assignment
  • Plagiarizing
  • Academic deceit, such as fabricating data or information
  • Aiding academic integrity policy violations and inappropriately collaborating
  • Falsifying academic records

Faculty Resources


  1. Promote a culture of academic integrity at the W.P. Carey School of Business
  2. Create an exciting and nurturing learning environment that rewards and promotes honest students that perform in an outstanding fashion
  3. Identify at-risk groups of students and find mechanisms to persuade them to perform with academic integrity in all situations
  4. Learn best practices for dealing with students and situations of academic dishonesty
  5. Share knowledge and best practices to combat academic dishonesty with all W.P. Carey instructors and administrators

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School Resources

Efforts of the School

The W. P. Carey School of Business utilizes a variety of tools to support academic integrity and to assure students the best learning experience in a positive environment. Below are the links to the various tools used to support academic integrity.

  • Respondus is a tool for creating, managing exams and securing the online and print test environment. The LockDown Browser adds additional functionality by securing the online environment used for exams.
  • SafeAssign is a plagiarism prevention service, offered by Blackboard to its Blackboard Learning System Enterprise, Vista Enterprise and CE Enterprise clients. This service helps educators prevent plagiarism by detecting unoriginal content in student papers. In addition to acting as a plagiarism deterrent, it also has features designed to aid in educating students about plagiarism and importance of proper attribution of any borrowed content.
  • Software Secure is a remote exam proctoring platform that offers a superior proctored online exam experience for students while protecting academic integrity.

If You Suspect Academic Integrity Issues

To maintain an environment of academic integrity, it is very important to respond and report violations; otherwise our efforts are in vain.

  • First, assure your syllabus is very clear about your expectations and sanctions for academic integrity violations.For example, if your policy states that the student would receive an E on a test, but you allow students to drop the lowest test grade, it should be noted that "An E earned on an exam due to academic dishonesty will not be dropped from your final grade calculations."
  • If students are taking an exam and you suspect someone is looking on another's paper but you don't feel that you can prove it, move the student to another seat in the classroom.Warnings of suspected violations are very appropriate.
  • If a TA or proctor notices cheating, have them report this information to you.
  • If you are confident that the student has been copying another's paper, you may either choose to approach the student at the moment or after the class.


  • Although it is not required, faculty have had witnesses confirm their suspicions
  • Sometimes the exam responses will prove a student looked on another's exam
  • Safeassign can document plagiarism occurrences
  • Homework assignment responses can prove students collaborated especially in cases in which the wording is exactly the same and this is improbable

Report an Incident

There are two ways to report an incident:

If you have questions about the reporting process, contact Rudy Pino at (480)965-0453.