What should I do if my college student is accused of academic misconduct on an online exam or assignment in Florida? VIDEO

Colleges and universities in Florida have increased their use of online education and as a result, unfortunately, college students can often find themselves accused of academic misconduct involving their taking of an online exam or their submission of an online assignment. Allegations of this nature can vary. They can include, unauthorized collaboration or working with others, copying from others, plagiarism, the use of unauthorized resources, including internet resources, or having other unauthorized assistance or using various other tools to complete the exam or assignment.

Professors are often quick to make an allegation without completing a full investigation or even interviewing a student and schools can often be in a rush to judgment. Defending against these allegations requires a very careful analysis of the exam or the assignment, what was submitted in response to determine exactly what took place, and whether there is an alternative explanation for the allegation of academic misconduct.

Having an experienced attorney-advisor will be your best ally to help you understand and navigate the process and they'll be able to help you best defend against allegations of this nature.

Florida colleges and universities where Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals involving allegations related to an online exam or assignment include, but are not limited to, the followi