to Do if You Detect Cheating
If you observe cheating while you are invigilating an examination,
you should immediately inform the student.
If the student admits to
cheating, you should collect the examination script and
ask the student to leave the room. The student should be informed
that the course department will follow up on the matter after the
If the student denies cheating,
you should draw a line on the examination script to show where the
alleged cheating was observed and allow the student to complete
In both situations,
you should complete a Report
on Student Academic Misconduct (downloaded from Useful Information and Forms, ARR Website – ITSC login) and forward it, along with any
evidence of the cheating that has been collected, to your department
for follow-up after the examination.
Instructors are encouraged to report all cases of cheating and academic misconduct. Under the revised regulations for academic integrity, for first cases or less serious cases departments can deal with the matter internally in a way that can benefit students and create a positive culture of academic integrity.
A good practice is to make a written report of the incident, using the Report on Student Academic Misconduct (downloaded from Useful Information and Forms, ARR Website – ITSC login) if appropriate, stating the reasons you believe there was cheating, and including any evidence collected that would support this conclusion.