Columbia College

Detecting Academic Dishonesty

Oftentimes, instructors have reasonable grounds to believe that a student has submitted academically dishonest work but is not necessarily able to immediately identify its source. While it is ideal that a source is identified, it is not always possible (for example, in the case of purchased papers) - but this should not stop an instructor from addressing such concerns.

Should you be unable to identify the source material, do not hesitate to contact the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, who will be able to provide guidance on possible next steps.