Colleges and universities in Rhode Island have increased their use of online education and technology, and as a result, college students can unfortunately 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, having unauthorized assistance, using unauthorized resources, including internet resources, plagiarism.
Professors are often quick to accuse a student without completing a full investigation or even interviewing a student, and schools in Rhode Island are often in a rush to judgment. Defending against allegations of this nature requires a very careful analysis of the exam or assignment in question and anything related in addition to the response to the exam or assignment so that it can be determined exactly what took place, and whether there is an alternative explanation to the allegations of academic misconduct.
Having an experienced attorney advisor will be your best ally to help you understand and navigate the disciplinary process and to best defend against charges of this nature.
Rhode Island 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:
- Brown University
- Bryant University
- Community College of Rhode Island
- Johnson & Wales University – Providence
- Naval War College (exempt from Title IX and the Clery Act)
- New England Institute of Technology
- Providence College
- Rhode Island College
- Rhode Island School of Design
- Roger Williams University
- Salve Regina University
- University of Rhode Island
Although far from perfect, online and remote learning can have benefits, but these potential benefits aside, it is an unfortunate reality that academic misconduct charges related to online exams and assignments can upend an accused student's life if not properly addressed, and Joseph D. Lento has many years' experience passionately fighting for the future of his clients at colleges and universities in Rhode Island and throughout the United States. 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 to students facing disciplinary cases in Rhode Island and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National Academic Misconduct Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686 or by completing our online form.