When to file a violation
If an instructor discovers a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy she or he is required to notify the student of the violation in writing via Academic Integrity on Campus Connect. Once a violation is discovered it should be reported in a timely manner. Instructors may file a violation through the third week of the quarter following the quarter in which the violation occurred. Spring quarter violations may be reported through the end of the third week of the Autumn quarter.
How to file a violation
The violation is filed in the form of a letter of notification to the student. Instructors will need to enter a short description of both the violation and the sanction, if any. The letter will also include automatically generated text informing the student of the Academic Integrity process. Instructors will be able to review the letter before sending to the student.
Log on to Campus Connect, click on "For Instructors", click Academic Integrity Violation and follow instructions. Instructors may also view a step-by-step guide.pdf.
Once the instructor has submitted the violation it will be sent via e-mail to the student and to Academic Integrity. A copy of the letter will also be mailed to the student.
After a violation has been filed documentation should be sent to Academic Integrity. Copies of any materials that led the instructor to conclude that a violation occurred. For example, if a student's paper has been plagiarized from a web site copies of the following should be submitted:
- Student's paper
- The website
- Turnitin report
Electronic copies are preferred. Any notations should be made in pen, not highlighter. Directions for saving Turnitin reports as pdf files can be found here.
If this violation involves a proctor, Grad Assistant, or other witness that person may attend the hearing or write a statement detailing their involvement.
Please submit documentation materials to: AcademicIntegrity@depaul.edu or Academic Integrity, Office of Academic Affairs, 22nd floor of 55 E. Jackson, Loop.