The Baruch College Faculty Handbook
Academic Integrity Website
Last updated on 10/28/13
Faculty members who ignore academic dishonesty send the message that the core values of academic life, and community life in general, are not worth any significant effort to enforce.
- excerpted from the academic integrity website of Rutgers University
Baruch College's Academic Integrity Committee
sponsored a CUNY-wide A.I. conference
on Friday, March 9, 2007.
The members of the faculty and administration of Baruch College wish to affirm that core academic and community values are central to our mission and eminently worth enforcing. Having created and circulated a Faculty Guide to Student Academic Integrity in the late 1990s, the college created an academic integrity task force in Fall 2002 dedicated to educating and enforcing those values through development efforts aimed at both faculty and students. The following links will take you to sites that focus on various aspects of Baruch College's commitment to academic integrity:
Baruch College Documents/Sites
Integrity at Baruch College
(a summary for faculty of principles, policies, and procedures)
- Academic Integrity Policy of CUNY (revised Fall 2011)
- Proctoring Exams
(aversion of the memo sent to members of the faculty in spring 2004)
- Creating and Administering Exams (PDF of brochure)
(Includes links to brief definitions of plagiarism; the online plagiarism tutorial prepared by members of the Newman Library staff; and the College's procedures and policies.)
Faculty Guide to Student Academic Integrity
(The College's Guide was written in the late 1990s and has been widely distributed since. It contains a detailed presentation of procedures, definitions, suggestions, and more in PDF and other formats.)
The Faculty Report Form should be used to help document cases of academic dishonesty. Reporting is part of our educative effort; it is not necessarily punitive:
Student Guide to Academic Integrity at Baruch College
(This document was drafted in the summer of 2003 by a group of undergraduate and graduate students. Published in the Ticker and discussed in several open forums, a revised version was published in June 2004 and reprinted in October 2006 and April 2007. It is intended to spur campus-wide discussion of academic integrity issues.)
- Academic Integrity Assessment Results (December 2006)
Integrity Statements for Syllabi
(sample statements by colleagues and others)
(The college's statement to students is accessible from the homepage under "Academics.")
(membership of the committee that organizes and discusses ongoing activities on campus)
(campus overview with numerous links)
- Online Guides
for International Students
Academic integrity sections:
- Undergraduate Guide: see 7. Baruch Services (slides 4-5)
- Graduate Guide: see 7. Zicklin Graduate Services (slides 12-13)
- Strategies for Fostering Academic Integrity in the Classroom
(This site includes videos from 2003 of faculty discussing "strategies," led by Alison Baird Lovell, former Senior Communication Fellow, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute. Contains many suggestions, links, and bibliography.)
Sites/Documents from elsewhere
Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity (Clemson University)
(PDF file of a brochure from the Center for Academic Integrity, located at Duke University.)
- Letter to students and best practices memo: documents written by Prof. Bill Taylor of Oakton Community College of Des Plaines, Illinois -- thought-provoking approaches that underscore the shared role of faculty and students in reinforcing academic integrity. Posted with Prof. Taylor's permission.
- Academic Dishonesty, Plagiarism Included, in the Digital Age: A Literature Review An article by Zorana Ercegovac and John V. Richardson Jr. in College & Research Libraries, Vol. 65, No. 4 (July 2004)
- "Paper Mills"
- This site at the University of Alberta includes links to a dozen of the most widely used "online databases that offer research papers on thousands of topics."
- For a more complete list (more than 250 sites, I'm sorry to say), see Kimbal Library of Coastal Carolina University.
Our colleagues at Queens College have experimented with requiring students implicated in acts of academic dishonesty to meet as a group to "encourage discussion of their unethical behavior." The groups have been led by Barbara J. Moore, Assistant Professor of student personnel and a counselor at the Counseling and Advisement Center at Queens College. Her report of those discussions was published as "Truth or Consequences" in About Campus (September/October, 2002). (The link is to a typescript distributed with Prof. Moore's permission.)