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Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity

Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity is poised to help students become successful through their academics and leadership involvement. The Office seeks to foster an environment that promotes fairness, personal responsibility, and integrity.

Message from the Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity

The Office of Academic Integrity will be working remotely until further notice. If you are in need of assistance, please contact us via email at honorsys@vt.edu or call us at 540-231-9876.

Summer 2021 Operational Plan

Office Hours
Academic Integrity will be holding regular in-person office hours Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the summer. Please be patient with our team, as we are continuing to work towards returning back to full in person operations in entirety for the upcoming Fall semester. Should you feel as if you need an in-person appointment, please call us to schedule an appointment over the phone at 540-231-9876 or email honorsys@vt.edu. We will be available to help over the phone during regular business hours. Please also continue to follow us here in order to see the latest updates about any operational changes we may have coming up. If a member of the staff is not available to answer your call, please leave a brief message with your name and telephone number and someone will get back to you shortly.

Faculty should continue to report allegations of academic dishonesty to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity. All reports will be taken–please refer to the information below regarding the case management. The administrators in the office are available via phone at 540-231-9876 or email at honorsys@vt.edu between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Director of the Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity, Kara Latopolski, is available for consultation during this time and may be reached at 540-231-9876 or by emailing klatopolski@vt.edu. We will be glad to discuss any issues that arise and support you in any way we can through this challenging time. Please review the additional information and contact the office with any questions.

Understanding the Code
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Understanding the Code sessions will be offered asynchronously only through Canvas. Understanding the Code is a self-enrollment course. The course opens at 8:00 a.m. EST January 25 and closes at 11:59 p.m. EST on January 29. There will be a video presentation and an attendance verification assessment at the end.

Faculty–Student Resolution Process
The faculty member speaks to the student themselves, the student accepts responsibility and the sanction, and the faculty member reports the outcome.

If you are interested in utilizing the Faculty–Student resolution process, please contact our office before beginning this process by calling 540-231-9876 or email honorsys@vt.edu. Faculty who engage in this process are still required to report the case to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity via the reporting form. If you would like an administrator to sit in the meeting with you, please let us know and we will be glad to accommodate your request.

Administrative Meetings
The Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity facilitates on behalf of faculty members. During these meetings, Undergraduate Student Delegates will present information and the student with their options on how to proceed.

Administrative meetings held between students and delegates will continue to be held this fspring. All meetings will be held virtually with a delegate via Zoom, and all paperwork will be emailed. All meetings will be scheduled in advance for the purpose of providing a Zoom link. If at any time, a student does not feel they have a private space available to them, they may contact our office at 540-231-9876 or email honorsys@vt.edu for assistance in locating a space on campus.

Hearings
Student does not accept responsibility and/or the sanction proposed by the faculty member, or has a prior incident on record.

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity will be regularly holding hearings. All hearings will be held virtually via Zoom. If at any time, a student does not feel they have a private space available to them, they may contact our office at 540-231-9876 or email honorsys@vt.edu for assistance in locating a space on campus. Faculty members attending hearings may utilize their own homes or office spaces.

Going Remote With Integrity Webinars

The University firmly believes that promoting academic integrity involves much more than adjudicating cases of alleged academic dishonesty.

It also requires an institutional wide effort to promote academic integrity through preventive programming, as well as providing students with remediation steps to deter future academic dishonesty violations. Hence, the Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity leads the University’s efforts to promote integrity both inside and outside of the classroom through education and accountability.

The purpose of the Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity is to support the campus in its efforts of promoting the highest standards of integrity and honor for students.

The Office of Undergraduate Academic Integrity is passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of students. We truly believe that instilling the values associated with academic integrity is vital to higher education and society. We welcome opportunities to speak with faculty members, classes, student organizations, parents, and individuals about academic integrity.

If you are a faculty member and are interested in Academic Integrity giving a presentation to your class, please submit your request.

If you are a student or parent please feel free to email us with your questions or concerns at honorsys@vt.edu.