Academic Integrity Policy 

Testing Services at The University of Akron adheres to academic integrity standards of the university and testing companies. Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, or assisting another examinee in either. Details regarding academic integrity standards of the university can be located athttp://www.uakron.edu/sja/ and in relevant testing company administration manuals.

Constant video monitoring takes place from the desktop monitor on staff’s workstation. Video is gathered by six cameras which are networked to a secure server in The University of Akron Police Department. Access to the feeds is restricted and is monitored by testing staff.

Testing Services staff will respond according to applicable testing company policies when misconduct is suspected. In cases of suspected misconduct for on-campus and correspondence exams, our procedure is to attempt to verify misconduct, discontinue testing, confiscate any banned materials from testing room, and inform instructors and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards (for University of Akron exams) in writing with description of the incident. Further action is the responsibility of test companies, instructors, and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.