Message From The President - Baruch College

October 5, 2012

To: Baruch Students, Faculty and Staff

Earlier this week I issued a statement to the College regarding academic integrity and announced the convening of a task force, chaired jointly by Interim Provost John Brenkman and Vice President for Student Affairs Ben Corpus, and comprised of students, faculty, and administrators.  The task force will examine academic integrity, the use and abuse of online textbooks, test banks and other resources, and faculty teaching methods and diligence in monitoring students' work, and issue a report containing concrete recommendations no later than November 15.  I subsequently addressed the Baruch College Faculty Senate on this important matter at its regularly scheduled meeting of Thursday, October 4, 2012, and the text of my report can be found here.

I also announced the launching of a hotline – available via telephone or the web – where members of our academic community can report questionable activities related to academic cheating, plagiarism, or fraud, or express concern and other feedback about practices currently in place.  We are working with an independent agency to administer the initial data collection process, and all reports will be addressed promptly and discreetly.  Submissions can be made anonymously if you wish.  Below is information on how to access either the phone or online hotline.

Mitchel Wallerstein
President, Baruch College


PHONE HOTLINE: 646-312-2020

If you wish to communicate via the phone by answering a few questions facilitated by a trained operator, please call 646-312-2020.  This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.  Reports and suggestions will be shared with Baruch College administrators for follow up.

ONLINE HOTLINE:  www.baruch.cuny.edu/hotline

If you wish to communicate online by answering a few questions listed on a form, please visit the link above.  This form is similarly available 24/7, and reports and suggestions will be received electronically by Baruch College administrators for appropriate follow up.

Whether filing by telephone or online form, you will have the opportunity to remain anonymous should you wish.

FOR FACULTY ONLY: Suspected Academic Integrity Violation Reporting  www.baruch.cuny.edu/integrityreport

Faculty members may use this online integrity report form to notify the Dean of Students Office about specific, identifiable acts of academic dishonesty for follow up by the Academic Integrity Officer.  A paper version of the form can be downloaded from this website as well, should you prefer to submit a written report through campus mail.

For more information about Baruch and CUNY policies on academic integrity conduct, please visit the links below:

Baruch College Academic Honesty Policy: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/academic/academic_honesty.html

CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity:
http://www.cuny.edu/about/info/policies/academic-integrity.pdf

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