Colleges and Universities in South Dakota have increased the use of online education and technology. As a result, college students can unfortunately often find themselves accused of academic misconduct or an academic integrity violation involve their taking an online exam or their submission of an online assignment. Charges 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 South Dakota 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 the assignment so that it can be determined exactly what happened and whether or not there's 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 help you best defend against charges of this nature.
South Dakota 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:
- Augustana College
- Black Hills State University
- Colorado Technical University Sioux Falls
- Dakota State University
- Dakota Wesleyan University
- Globe University Sioux Falls
- Kilian Community College
- Lake Area Technical Institute
- Mitchell Technical Institute
- Mount Marty College
- National American University Ellsworth AFB Extension
- National American University Rapid City
- National American University Sioux Falls
- Northern State University
- Oglala Lakota College
- Presentation College
- Sinte Gleska University
- Sisseton Wahpeton College
- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
- South Dakota State University
- Southeast Technical Institute
- University of Sioux Falls
- University of South Dakota
- Western Dakota Technical Institute
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 South Dakota 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 South Dakota 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.