What is Academic Integrity?

At Ohio State, we take academic integrity seriously and are dedicated to making sure you and your classmates are well-informed on how to earn your degree ethically. Academic integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia that governs the behaviors of students, faculty and staff. The university further defines academic integrity as a commitment to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. Academic integrity resources are available for students to fully understand university expectations.

Understanding Course Expectations

When taking a course, it is important that you carefully read the course syllabi to understand your professor’s expectations related to reusing work, group work, and acceptable forms of collaboration. Your professor will specifically explain their expectations related to academic integrity for course assignments in the course syllabus. Academic integrity expectations may vary from course to course.

In-Person Proctoring

Proctoring at Ohio State ensures academic integrity during exams taken on-campus or in an online classroom. Proctoring ensures a level playing field for all students, allowing you to schedule tests around your busy schedule. If you are in a course that requires proctored examinations, you can find specific policies in your course syllabus. Keep in mind, that proctoring options may vary from course to course. The university suggested proctoring options can be found on the ODEE Resource Center.

Online Proctoring

Proctorio is an online proctoring solution that is fully integrated into CarmenCanvas and ensures academic integrity during exams taken online. The tool allows for flexibility in time and location of proctored exams. Learn more about Proctorio in the Resource Center.