The section below summarizes the EP policy on academic misconduct which can be found here.

The Roles of Students and Faculty

Johns Hopkins faculty and students have a joint responsibility to maintain the academic integrity of the university in all respects. Students must conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the university’s mission as an institution of higher education. Students are obligated to refrain from acts that they know, or under the circumstances have reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the university. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; unapproved multiple submissions; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the university for inclusion in academic records; and falsification, forgery, alteration, destruction, or misuse of official university documents. Members of the faculty are responsible for announcing the academic requirements of each course, for the conduct of examinations, and for the security of examination papers and teaching laboratories. It is the duty of faculty to report suspected violations of academic integrity to the appropriate program chair.

It is the responsibility of each student to report to the instructor any suspected violations of academic integrity.

Violations of Academic Integrity

After reviewing the circumstances of any suspected violation of academic integrity to determine if a violation may have occurred, a program chair will promptly report (in writing) the suspected violation to the associate dean of Engineering for Professionals. Supporting evidence (e.g., copies of examination papers) should accompany the report. The associate dean will resolve the issue following the procedures set forth on the website noted above.

Examinations and Assignments

If there is to be an in-class final examination in a course, the instructor should give it during regularly scheduled class times. Instructors are expected to take reasonable precautions, including proctoring, to prevent cheating during examinations. Examination procedures for online courses are addressed during development of the course. For each assignment or examination, the instructor should explain the conditions under which the work is to be done and the consequences of violating these conditions. This is especially important in the case of “take-home” examinations, reports, and other out-of class assignments.