All potential student misconduct observed by our staff will be reported to you for additional scrutiny and appropriate follow up. Determining whether or not academic misconduct occurred during an exam remains at your discretion as the course instructor. 

Misconduct at the Test Centers

All activities in the Test Center are monitored and recorded, and any suspicious behavior will be documented and reported to you. Determining whether or not a student has committed academic misconduct remains at your discretion as the course instructor.  

Misconduct in Honorlock Recordings

After your exam window closes our staff will review the Honorlock recordings and notify you of students who demonstrate suspicious behavior. Our staff will temporarily appear in your ICON course as Proctored Exam Reviewers.  

  • If you do not want our staff to conduct an initial Exam Integrity Review please notify us at doe-exams@uiowa.edu
  • When you receive our report of suspicious behavior, review the recording yourself to determine whether misconduct occurred. Determining whether or not a student has committed academic misconduct, and appropriate next steps, remains at your discretion as the course instructor.  
  • If you need help viewing or interpreting the Honorlock recordings, please contact doe-exams@uiowa.edu.  

How to review Honorlock results

If you would like to review the Honorlock recordings and results yourself, please visit the Honorlock page on our website. You will find step-by-step directions in the Honorlock Help Center.

Reporting Misconduct

Each UI undergraduate college tracks offenses on a shared data base, Maxient. This enables academic misconduct reports to be shared across the colleges, with sterner consequences for repeat offenders. 

In order for administrators to contact and educate students, instructors must consistently report these incidents. Unreported incidents lead to repeat offenses, with the integrity of the section questioned by students.

 


 

Sample Messages to Students: Academic Misconduct

The following items contain sample messages you can use when communicating with a student about questionable exam activity. Both a gentle and a firm reminder sample are included. Modify the messages as needed to meet the policies and processes outlined by your academic department and College. Please feel free to copy, paste, and edit the messages below. Not all the details below will apply to your section; so take only what you need. 

Gentle Reminder

Exam Misconduct Not Detected

View the sample message to be used when communicating with a student about questionable exam activity. Modify as needed to meet the policies and processes outlined by your academic department and college.

Firm Reminder

Questionable Exam Behavior Detected

View the sample message for communication with a student when questionable exam activity has occurred. Modify as needed to meet the policies and processes outlined by your academic department and college.

DOE Exams

For questions about academic misconduct and online exams call 319-384-4800 or email doe-exams.