Reporting FAQs

Instructors may choose to quote students directly in the reporting form, or to paraphrase the student’s response. Instructors are encouraged to find the system for reporting that works best for them. 

We recommend that instructors still report students for academic misconduct, even if the student has withdrawn. The student may receive some educational sanctions, and more importantly, will have a record of academic misconduct on file.

Yes, instructors can report a student who is not registered in their course for academic misconduct if they find evidence. Instructors are recommended to contact the SCAI office ( with the student’s information, who will contact the student with the instructors concerns and create a formal report directly.

Staff in the SCAI Office are available to instructors who are unsure of the available sanctions, or if they have any questions. Staff in the SCAI Office are experienced with the academic integrity policy and will be able to help provide instructors with guidance or advice.  

Contact the SCAI Office at

Instructors should submit an individual report for each individual student. However, if instructors have a large number of students with similar reports (such as a group of students who plagiarized on a group assignment), contact the SCAI Office – they may be able to assist with submitting reports.  

Contact the SCAI Office at

If you are unsure if you have submitted your online report correctly, or if you forgot to include important information, please contact the SCAI office. They will be able to check to ensure that your report was submitted and/or add additional information or documents that were not originally included.  

We recommend that you delete cookies on your web browser before accessing the reporting form in order to avoid any technical issues with the form.

Instructors may find that their course materials (including lecture notes, student assignments, assessment questions, etc.) have been posted to online file sharing sites. There are many of these sites, however some of the most popular sites include: 

If you have found your course materials or a student’s work online, contact the SCAI office at with the link to the materials in question. SCAI may be able to assist in a variety of ways: 

    • Chegg works with institutions to provide information of the individuals who posted and answered questions. SCAI will contact Chegg who will remove the content and provide a report of the material. This report can be used to find a student responsible for academic misconduct. 
    • CourseHero does not work with SCAI to provide poster’s information. However, the SCAI office does have a paid account, which may allow for an investigation into the student responsible. SCAI will review the information to see if a student can be found responsible. If not, SCAI will guide instructors though the copyright takedown notice process. 
    • Other sites do not provide information in regards to their site users. However, most sites do have copyright policies in effect. Contact the SCAI office who can help instructors navigate this process. 

SCAI manages the Academic Integrity Tutorial sanction. If a student does not complete the tutorial in the time required, a hold is placed on their account. The student is notified of this and they are informed of how to have this hold removed (spend the required time reviewing the tutorial, complete all tutorial quiz attempts, pass with 80% or meet with the student conduct officer to review their unsuccessful attempts).  

If the student is unable to pass, they are required to meet with the Student Conduct Officer to review their tutorial where they are provided with further explanation on the questions or concepts they struggled with. Missing this meeting (without notice or requesting a new meeting time) also results in a hold on the student’s account.  

The holds on the student’s account allow for the SCAI office to take over this tutorial sanction, so that instructors do need to worry about whether or not it is completed as it doesn’t affect the sanctions placed by the instructor 

Therefore, instructors do not need to wait for the results of a student’s tutorial to submit the student’s assignment/assessment grade or final grade.