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Grade Appeal Policy

The school's policy covers disputes between faculty and students over the final grade in a course where that dispute is based on either an arithmetic error in the computation of the grade or the alleged failure of the faculty member to follow a written course policy or other course materials in a manner that affects the final grade. Faculty and students may access the grade through the school's portal link.

Grade Appeal Policy
Academic and Research Ethics

All students are required to complete the Academic & Research Ethic course (550.860) in the first term in which they are registered. Please click below to learn more. 

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The faculty and students of the Bloomberg School of Public Health share the joint responsibility for maintaining the academic integrity and guaranteeing the highest standard of conduct of the School. Students are obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University.

Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to:

  • cheating
  • plagiarism
  • knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record
  • violation of the rights and welfare of human or animal subjects in research
  • misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations

All members of the Johns Hopkins community are responsible for informing the Office of Academic Integrity of any suspected violations of the Student Academic Ethics Code. 

Student Handbook on Referencing

Student Handbook on Referencing is a resource for students provides guidance on avoiding plagiarism.  It includes information on when and how to reference, and tools for making referencing easier.

Proctors for Online Exams

Proctors for Online Exams is a guide for faculty on the importance and use of proctors for online exams – including both volunteer proctors (recommended) and commercial proctoring services.

Use of Editors:

Students often have questions about using editors for their course or thesis assignment.  The Office of Academic Integrity has a new resource:  Frequently Asked Questions About: Student Use of Editors to Assist with Course, Thesis Proposal or Thesis Related Assignments at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  This document should help you to understand what counts as editing, the rules regarding using editors, and how to avoid any pitfalls.


Jon Vernick, JD, MPH
Director, Office of Academic Integrity
Office of Academic Integrity
Office: 410-955-7982