Academic Integrity

The World Campus is committed to maintaining Penn State's policy on academic integrity in all courses it offers. The World Campus, the academic unit that is the home of each course, the course instructor, and exam proctors take academic integrity matters seriously.

Academic integrity — scholarship free of fraud and deception — is an important educational objective of Penn State. Academic dishonesty can lead to a failing grade or referral to the Office of Student Conduct.

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:

  • cheating
  • plagiarism
  • fabrication of information or citations
  • facilitating acts of academic dishonesty by others
  • unauthorized prior possession of examinations
  • submitting the work of another person or work previously used without informing the instructor and securing written approval
  • tampering with the academic work of other students

To learn more about specific scenarios and test your understanding, visit Penn State's Academic Integrity training. You may complete the training to earn a certificate.

How Academic Integrity Violations Are Handled

In cases where academic integrity is questioned, procedure requires an instructor to notify a student of suspected dishonesty before filing a charge and recommended sanction with the college. Procedures allow a student to accept or contest a charge. If a student chooses to contest a charge, the case will then be managed by the respective college or campus Academic Integrity Committee. If a disciplinary sanction also is recommended, the case will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct

All Penn State colleges abide by this Penn State policy, but review procedures may vary by college when academic dishonesty is suspected. Information about Penn State's academic integrity policy and college review procedures is included in the information that students receive upon enrolling in a course. 

Additionally, World Campus students are expected to act with civility and personal integrity; respect other students' dignity, rights, and property; and help create and maintain an environment in which all can succeed through the fruits of their own efforts. An environment of academic integrity is requisite to respect for oneself and others, and a civil community.

Who to Contact with Questions about Academic Integrity

All colleges at Penn State abide by Penn State's policy on maintaining academic integrity, but each follows its own review procedures when academic dishonesty is suspected. The individuals and websites in this table can help you learn more about the process for each college.

Academic Integrity Contacts Chart
Course Prefix College Associate Dean in Charge of Academic Integrity Phone Number Email
AEE, AG, AG BM, EC, AGBIO, AGRO, AN SC, CEDEV, ENT, FDSC, HORT, PPEM, R SOC, SOILS, TURF, WFS College of Agricultural Sciences

Undergraduate Contact: Ms. Tracy Hoover

Graduate Contact: Dr. Gary Thompson

814-865-7521
 

814-865-3136

[email protected]

[email protected]

AA, A ED, ARCH, ART, ART H, GEODZ, GD, INART, LARCH, MUSIC, PHOTO, THEA College of Arts and Architecture Scott Wing 814-865-9523 [email protected]
CC, COMM College of Communications Ms. Julie Evak 814-865-8264 [email protected]
ADTED, C I, C-S, EDLDR, EDPSY, EDTEC, HI ED, INSYS, LDT, LL ED, MTHED, RHS, SCIED, SPLED, SSED, TRDEV, WF ED, WLED College of Education Greg Kelly 814-863-1489 [email protected]
EARTH, EBF, EGEE, EME, EM SC, GEOG, GEOSC, METEO College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Yvette Richardson 814-863-0791 [email protected]
ACS, AERSP, C E, CHE, CMPSC, EE, EMCH, ENGR, ESC, IE, IHS, ME, NUCE, STS College of Engineering Megan Klenzig 814-865-8674 [email protected]
BBH, CSD, HPA, HDFS, KINES, NUTR, RPTM College of Health and Human Development Douglas O. Ford 814-863-6790 [email protected]
iMBA, MBADM Multiple colleges. Please contact the iMBA program office for information on academic integrity.

Online MBA Faculty Director: Janet Duck

717-948-6141 [email protected]
EA, IST, SRA College of Information Sciences and Technology

Mary Beth Rosson

814-863-3450 [email protected]
AF AM, AFR, AM ST, ANTH, APDEM, APLNG, ASIA, CAMS, CAS, CMLIT, CRIM, ECON, ENGL, FR, GER, HEBR, HIST, HLS 803 & 805, HRER, IT, J ST, L A, LAS, LAWSC, LER, LING, L ST, OLEAD, PHIL, PL SC,  PSYCH, PSY, RL ST, RUS, SOC, SPAN, UKR, WMNST College of the Liberal Arts

Andrew Peck

814-865-1438 [email protected]
ACCTG, B A, FIN, I B, M I S, MGMT, MKTG Commonwealth Campuses Dr. David Christiansen 814-863-0327 [email protected]
ASTRO, BI SC, BIOL, CHEM, FRNSC, MATH, MICRB, PHYS, STAT Eberly College of Science

Debbie Brown

814-863-0211 [email protected]
MANGT, MIS 404, SCM 445, SCM 460, MKTG 327, MKTG 478, ACCT 504, ACCT 545, ACCTG 803 Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Dr. Dawn Blasko

814-898-6081 [email protected]
ACCT 550, ACCTG 512, BUSAD, DAAN, ENGMT (except ENGMT 511), FIN 500-99, IE 575, IN SC, LEAD, STS 589, SWENG, SYSEN Penn State Great Valley

Ms. Ursula Thompson

610-648-3208 [email protected]
CRIMJ (except 803 & 805), MNGMT, PADM, PUBPL, ACCT 510, ACCT 532, ACCT 561, ACCT 572, BLAW 444, MKTG 450W, MKTG 476 Penn State Harrisburg Dr. Omid Ansary 717-948-6103 [email protected]
NURS College of Nursing Lori Probst 814-865-8215 [email protected]
PHP Penn State Hershey Medical Center and College of Medicine Dr. Terry Wolpaw 717-531-3876 [email protected]
ACCTG 812-814, BA 803, BAN, ENTR, MKTG 342, MKTG 800-level, SCM 301, SCM 404, SCM 406, SCM 500, SCM 800-level courses Smeal College of Business Jeff Sharp 814-865-3126 [email protected]

 

For More Information on Academic Integrity and the Code of Conduct

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