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Academic Integrity

Faculty Recommendations


Did you know numerous self-paced trainings are available for online faculty to familiarize themselves with academic honesty expectations at SNHU? Register through the Self-Paced Trainings page This link opens in a new window of the COLT site.

Included in these are three highly relevant self-paced trainings:

  • ADJ-200 Academic Honesty Training: This self-paced development offering offers a comprehensive look at honesty in the online classroom. Course topics include: identifying academic integrity violations; academic honesty policy and determining when to report infractions; the student conduct process and instructions for submitting the concern form; strategies for preventing plagiarism; and resources to share with students.
  • ADJ-205 APA Refresher Training and ADJ-210 MLA Refresher Training: While faculty are often asked, within the grading rubric, to assess students’ adherence to APA or MLA guidelines, we know that many faculty may not have written a formal academic paper in some time, and APA and MLA have been updated over the past several years - especially as digital resources have become more common. In response to requests from faculty, this training self-paced training course reviews the basics of the style’s formatting requirements, and addresses how to support students as they become more comfortable writing in their discipline’s preferred style.

If you have a student who has violated our academic honesty policy, download the instructions for submitting an Academic Honesty Concern form This link opens in a new window. Note: the http://snhu has to be part of the link or it won’t work for people outside the SNHU VPN. Sometimes our computers try to truncate it when we paste.

What Happens When Reporting Students


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:

  • Reach out to your student about your concerns.
  • File a report with the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity via the Student Conduct & Academic Integrity Concern Form This link opens in a new window.
    • Attach any pertinent documentation or email communication to the form when submitting it.
  • A student conduct and academic integrity manager will review the report filed and any documentation submitted by the instructor to determine if there was a violation of the Academic Honesty Policy.
  • If there was a policy violation, your student will receive a letter via their SNHU email.
    • The reporting instructor will be copied on this letter, via their SNHU email.
    • This letter will detail the assignment(s) that were reviewed, the policy violation that was identified and resources to help you avoid violations as you move forward in your courses.
  • If you have any questions about the concern you submitted, you can contact the student conduct and academic integrity manager who sent the letter by replying to the email.

What do I do during and after an investigation?

  • Continue to work with your student.
  • As the instructor, you remain your student’s best point of contact regarding:
    • Grading
    • Assignment expectations
    • How to properly cite sources
    • How to improve writing to avoid academic integrity concerns moving forward

Your leadership team is also a great source of information and support regarding the academic integrity process.