University College at Southern New Hampshire University holds its students to high ethical and intellectual standards. SNHU expects that all aspects of a student’s educational path are conducted with the highest degree of honesty, accountability for one’s own work and respect for the intellectual property of others. Violations of these academic standards will result in sanctions.
For additional questions around academic integrity please reach out as follows:
We encourage you to report incidents of academic dishonesty as the university is seeking to learn more about the circumstances that compel students to cheat. This will help us create better resources for students to make better choices.
The following are some helpful tools adapted from the University of California at San Diego (2020) for talking to a student about their alleged offense. These conversation starters are clear, compassionate and candid:
Pickhardt, C.E. (2009, July 27). Why adolescents cheat in school and what to do. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/surviving-your-childs-adolescence/200906/why-adolescents-cheat-in-school-and-what-do This link opens in a new window
Regents of the University of California. (2020). Talking to a student suspected of cheating. https://academicintegrity.ucsd.edu/take-action/report-cheating/talk-student.html This link opens in a new window
I have a concern about an assignment that has been submitted. What are my next steps?
Prior to starting your class:
When you find an assignment that is concerning:
What do I do before and after a hearing with the student?