Academic integrity in its best form involves upholding the principles and expectations of doing one’s own work and giving credit to others for theirs. Academic integrity strengthens the educational environment by valuing original work and providing a fair environment for all students.
Baruch College Academic Honesty Policy:
Baruch College expects that students will give credit to the proper sources for their work, meet their professors’ expectations when doing group work, and prepare for and take examinations without the assistance of prohibited sources or tools.
Penalties for academic dishonesty may include academic sanctions, such as failing the course(s) in question or otherwise receiving reduced grades, and/or disciplinary sanctions, which include suspension or expulsion from the institution. To review the College’s specific policies and sanctions, please visit: www.baruch.cuny.edu/academic/academic_honesty.html.
CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity:
Baruch’s policies are a reflection of the expectations set forth by the City University of New York. Check here to review the CUNY Academic Integrity policies (PDF).
Cheating has Consequences:
Cheating has consequences. Your actions. Your future.
Fail the class. If you are found responsible for cheating, you may fail the class. Check your syllabus to see how academic integrity is handled in your courses.
Suspension. If found responsible for cheating, you may be suspended. In September 2020, 7 students were suspended from one class for cheating. Keep on track by doing the right thing.
Report Cheating. Cheating has consequences. Report cheating in your classes: don’t let someone else cheating their way to a curved high grade lower yours!
Avoiding Academic Dishonesty:
There are several strategies students should use to avoid plagiarism and cheating, and to maintain academic integrity in group projects.
How to Report Academic Integrity Violations:
Please use this link (www.pavesuite.com/Baruch/PublicPortal/HomePage) to report any concerns of academic integrity violations. Please be prepared to provide information on the accused student, and any relevant information or evidence regarding your concerns. Download the Guide for Submitting an Academic Integrity Report (text version of the guide).
Academic Integrity Statistics:
Faculty are obligated to report any suspected violations of academic integrity policies, such as cheating and plagiarizing to the Office of the Dean of Students. Data is shared with the Baruch Community via the Office of the Dean of Students website on any administrative sanctions (e.g., warnings or suspensions) imposed, and, when known, academic sanctions leveled by members of the faculty (e.g., F for the assignment or exam or F for the course). All information is anonymous. Cases reported at the end of a month may not be heard by the time reports are shared. See monthly academic integrity reports.
For further information on matters relating to Academic Integrity, contact Dr. Annie Virkus-Estrada in the Office of the Dean of Students at (646) 312-4570, Room 3-175, Newman Vertical Campus.