The consequences of violating Hunter College's Academic Integrity Policy range from a warning notice to the student to expulsion from the College and the City University of New York (CUNY). Any disciplinary sanctions are determined upon the violation committed.
Academic dishonesty, whether intentional or unintentional, is a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy and will be addressed as such.
Notation on a student's transcript is a disciplinary sanction which may be pursued by the Dean of Students depending upon the violation committed. The student will be informed if such sanction is being considered.
Pending academic integrity cases will halt a student’s attempt to complete their degree at Hunter College because a student cannot graduate with a pending grade on their transcript. Thus it is required that the academic integrity case be concluded prior to degree conferral.
Graduate schools and professional licensure programs like law, education, and nursing inquire about a student's disciplinary records. The Dean of Students is obliged to report any disciplinary sanctions that are active during the time period in question. Student are required to self-report any incidents of academic dishonesty.
Only faculty who submitted the report and the Dean of Students will know of pending academic integrity cases. However, if a disciplinary sanction of ‘notation on transcript’ is determined then others with access to a student’s transcript will be able to view the notation for the designated period of time. This includes advisors and department chairs.
If you admit the allegation but contest the academic sanction (i.e. “F” on assignment or “F” in course), you must execute the student mediation agreement with the Office of Student Conduct then formally pursue a Grade Appeal at the department in question.
A student has the right to be represented by a legal counsel during a Faculty-Student Disciplinary Committee Hearing and will be informed of this right in a letter prior to the hearing.
At the conclusion of an official hearing with Faculty-Student Disciplinary Committee the student may, provided grounds exist, appeal the FSDC’s decision directly to the President’s Office. See Article XV.
Sanctions can range from only academic (i.e. lower grade on assignment, "F" in course) to a disciplinary sanction such as expulsion from the college. Disciplinary sanctions include:
A Credit/No Credit grade is not an option for any course with a pending academic integrity case.
Hunter College has a number of resources on campus to assist students in promoting academic integrity.
Students are prohibited from recording meetings with the conduct officer, whether in-person or via remote platforms. This is to ensure confidentiality of the student participating in the meeting as well as all other parties involved.
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