Academic integrity is the key to a thriving learning environment. This is why colleges and universities place an emphasis on implementing rules that preserve academic integrity. If students fail to comply with these rules, the consequences can affect your education future and your professional future as well.
This is why it's important for students accused of academic misconduct to seek the help of an attorney advisor. An experienced legal professional can help you clear your name, and avoid getting you a record for employers and outside institutions to see.
What is Academic Misconduct?
Connecticut colleges and universities enforce rules to maintain academic integrity. They are intended to keep students accountable and transparent with respect to creating their own scholastic words and honoring the works of others. Any actions that break these rules is considered academic misconduct.
Academic Misconduct Violations
Plagiarism: the use of the intellectual material in an academic work created by another without acknowledging the source.
- Passing off the words, ideas, or concepts of another person as your own
- Using the work of another in your work without properly crediting them. Proper acknowledgment is known as citing the source. Citing must be done correctly, and credit must be given with every direct quote, any paraphrased idea, summary, or information that isn't considered common knowledge.
Cheating: displaying deceit, fraud, or dishonesty during an academic exercise.
- Using unauthorized materials, notes, prepared answers, or concealed information to complete an exam, project, or essay.
- Having a stand-in take an exam for you, or standing in for someone else
- Allowing another person to write a paper or complete a project for you
- Copying from others during an exam
- Sharing answers from a take-home exam unless specifically authorized by an instructor
Fabrication/Falsification: Inventing or modifying information in an academic exercise.
- Making up people, events or interactions to complete an assignment
- Creating or altering citations for a paper
Complicity: intentionally aiding or attempting to aid another student to perform academically dishonest acts.
- Letting another student use your ID to access a restricted lab or library
Administrators see academic misconduct as one of the most serious violations that can ever be committed in school settings. This is why they impose relatively harsh consequences for academic misconduct. So harsh, that they tend to extend beyond college sanctioning, and into a student's professional life. Many jobs prospects will have access to a student's academic record and will question the integrity of those who's acquired an academic misconduct violation. Government jobs, professions in law, and careers in academia are examples of potential prospects that may use this violation to deny candidates of employment.
Connecticut Academic Misconduct Advisor
A finding of responsibility for academic misconduct can jeopardize the academic and professional goals you or your college student have set. If you value the investment you've made into your education and your professional future, contacting a skilled student defense attorney is a must. Attorney Joseph D. Lento has helped students who've acquired serious academic misconduct charges recover from these allegations, and he can do the same for you. Contact him today for more information.
Connecticut colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:
- Eastern Connecticut State University
- Central Connecticut State University
- Southern Connecticut State University
- Western Connecticut State University
- University of Connecticut
- Asnuntuck Community College
- Capital Community College
- Charter Oak State College
- Gateway Community College
- Housatonic Community College
- Manchester Community College
- Middlesex Community College
- Naugatuck Valley Community College
- Northwestern Connecticut Community College
- Norwalk Community College
- Quinebaug Valley Community College
- Three Rivers Community College
- Tunxis Community College
Federal-Level Military Academy
- United States Coast Guard Academy
Private Colleges and Universities
- Albertus Magnus College
- Connecticut College
- Fairfield University
- Goodwin College
- Hartford Seminary
- Holy Apostles College and Seminary
- Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
- Mitchell College
- New England Baptist College
- University of New Haven
- Paier College of Art
- Quinnipiac University
- Rensselaer at Hartford
- Sacred Heart University
- St. Vincent's College
- Trinity College
- University of Bridgeport
- University of Hartford
- University of Saint Joseph
- Wesleyan University
- Yale University
- Lincoln College of New England (formerly Briarwood College)
- Lincoln Technical Institute
- Post University
It is an unfortunate reality that academic misconduct charges can upend an accused student's life if not properly addressed, and Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have unparalleled experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at colleges and universities in Connecticut and throughout the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an academic misconduct advisor for students facing disciplinary cases in Connecticut and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Academic Misconduct Advisor Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.