The section below summarizes information found in the Graduate Academic Misconduct Policy.

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

If a student is suspected of academic misconduct in or related to a specific course, the faculty member responsible for the course in which the misconduct allegedly occurred must review the facts of the case promptly with the student. If a student is suspected of academic misconduct outside of a specific course, then either the program chair or program director of graduate study must review the facts of the case promptly with the student. If, after speaking with the student and any witnesses, the faculty member/program chair/director of graduate study believes that academic misconduct has occurred, they must immediately contact their Academic Integrity Officer* (AIO) or designee to (a) determine whether the offense is a first offense or a subsequent offense, and (b) review the options and procedures available under this policy. Consideration may be given to students who self-report violations of the academic misconduct policy. The AIO will advise in these situations.

Teaching and Course Assistants may not conduct any such review directly with the student or make determinations on any violations or sanctions, but must provide the faculty member or other administrator/panel with relevant information, if any.

Academic Integrity Officer Cognizant Dean
WSE Engineering for Professionals Paul Huckett
Assistant Dean for Learning Design and Innovation
Daniel Horn
Associate Dean for Engineering for Professinals
WSE Homewood Christine Kavanagh
Assistant Dean for Graduate and Postdoctoral Academic Affairs
Edward Scheinerman
Vice Dean for Graduate Education
KSAS Homewood Renee Eastwood
Director of Graduate and Postdoctoral Academic and Student Affairs
Matthew Roller
Vice Dean for Graduate Education and Centers and Programs
KSAS Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Laura Hannon
Executive Director of Student Affairs
Lynn Johnson Langer
Acting Associate Dean of Graduate and Professional Programs

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.