Solution) NR535 Week 7: Case Study: Academic Integrity – Part 1


The purpose of this assignment is to provide an opportunity for learners to:

  • articulate key questions to be asked in a grievance;
  • review an academic integrity policy; and
  • determine a decision in a grievance process.

Week 7 Case Study: Academic Integrity Assignment Guidelines and Rubric (Links to an external site.)

Course Outcome

CO 5: Examine professional ethical legal values in the role of the nurse educator. (PO 4)

Due Date

Wednesday 11:59 p.m. MT at the end of Week 7

Total Points Possible: 50 (Each part is worth 50 points for an assignment total of 100)


The Case Study has two parts. Each part of the Case Study will open and close on specific days of the week. There are to be a minimum of four total posts in this case study. For both Part I and Part II there is to be an initial post and a peer response. Each part has unique content requirements, and these are noted below.

Case Study: Part I

Part I of the case study opens on Sunday and will close on Wednesday of the week. You cannot add additional information to Part I once it closes on Wednesday. In this part of the case study, as chair of the Grievance Committee, you are beginning to gather information regarding a student grievance before the entire committee meets to consider the situation. To help you to gather information, you are to identify two questions for the student relevant to the grievance and two questions for the faculty member. You need to include the rationale for each of these questions. Two scholarly articles supporting this part of the discussion are to be included in the initial post. These articles are to be related to a grievance procedure, academic integrity, and/or plagiarism. At least one of these articles must be from a peer-reviewed nursing journal. Additional details regarding the Case Study: Part I are noted in the Process section.


Case Study: Part I

  • Opens on Sunday and closes on Wednesday.
  • Requires an initial posting and a peer response

You are the chairperson of the School of Nursing Grievance Committee. On Monday morning, you receive an e-mail from Larry Learner, who wants to file a grievance. He has been expelled from the nursing program due to plagiarism. You ask Larry to come to your office to discuss the potential grievance. During the meeting, Larry tells you he has always been an A student.

The content of the initial posting must include the following elements:

  • What are two questions you would ask Larry regarding plagiarism and what is the rationale for each of these questions?
  • What are two questions you would ask the faculty member and what is the rationale for each of these questions?
  • Support for your questions and rationales must come from scholarly literature. TWO references are required, and one must be from a peer-reviewed nursing journal.


Week 7: Case Study: Academic Integrity – Part 1

The questions to ask the learner would be:

  1. Why do you think you were caught with plagiarism?

Having the learner explain how they completed their assignment and how they may have possibly plagiarized can help find out the causes of plagiarism and thus, develop a targeted solution(s) (Díaz et al., 2018). The student may have plagiarized unintentionally, indicating the need to educate the students more about plagiarism and ways to avoid it. Also, the learner may have shared his/her assignment with another student, with good intentions to help, and the student might have plagiarized and submitted theirs before him/her. In cases where plagiarism was intentional, the students can be further enquired what triggered this act while informing him/her of the possible ethical/ legal implications involved to avoid such cases in the future. The learner may then be punished depending on the committee’s ruling.

  1. What are the measures would you have put in place to avoid plagiarism?

This question would help to find out whether the learner is aware of the strategies to avoiding plagiarism and used them in completing the assignment. It can also help identify gaps in knowledge concerning the students’ awareness of plagiarism and approaches to avoiding it (Pàmies et al., 2020). For instance, in the case of unintentional plagiarism due to paraphrasing,…Please click the icon below to purchase full answer at only $10