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

Colleges and universities in Indiana have increased the use of online education and as a result, college students can often, unfortunately, 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 plagiarism, unauthorized collaboration, working or copying from other, violation of testing conditions, the use of unauthorized resources.

Professors are often quick to accuse students without completing an investigation or even interviewing a student. Schools can also be in a rush to judgment. Defending against allegations of this nature requires a very careful analysis of the exam or the assignment and anything related, the response to the exam or the assignment to determine exactly what happened and whether there's an alternative explanation to the allegation of academic misconduct.

Having an experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally to help you understand and navigate the disciplinary process, and they'll be able to help you best defend against an allegation involving an academic integrity violation.

Indiana 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 following schools: