How to use the fillable Academic Integrity Forms 

These Word forms have been designed to guide you through properly completing the various forms that you need to complete during the process of an investigation of a possible departure from academic integrity. 

The Forms 

The Basics 

  • Purple font tells you where and what you need to enter 

  • Guidance on what you might write in different scenarios is embedded in the form. When you start typing the instructions in purple text are replaced with your response in black text 

  • Check all that apply lists of documentation help you remember what to include. 

New features/information on the forms 

Header information to help with filing and cross-faculty coordination 

  • Student’s faculty or school (with tip on how to find it if instructors don’t know the student’s home faculty) in the header information 

  • Student’s status per the groups that make a difference in the policy 

  • Course faculty or school 

In the body of the form 

  • FAQ style headings to help students navigate form and to signal to decisionmakers what information they are expected to provide. 

For students 

  • A more conversational tone in the “next step” sections of the forms such as the “How to prepare for the meeting” section in the NOI 

  • More directed links to particular pages on the Office of the Ombudperson’s website depending on the section (e.g. directly to the Notice of Investigation page or filing an appeal page) 

  • More details in the Level I and Level II “need to know” that addresses common questions/worst fears that we hear (i.e. around the incorrect assumption that it shows up on one’s transcript). 

  • An updated appeal form that combines needed information with additional information on the process (e.g. links to the Office of the Ombudperson’s page on writing a compelling appeal letter). 

For decisionmakers 

  • More examples in some of the descriptions to cover different common scenarios. 

  • More directed guidance to clearly signal level of detail that they are expected to provide.