Faculty are encouraged to report violations of the Academic Integrity Policy. Once reported, students can be guided to appropriate resources which should help eliminate any future acts. Data is also assessed upon the conclusion of an academic year which assists in determining specific areas where students are more likely to commit violations. This will assist in proactively addressing academic integrity issues before they occur. In addition, all reports are housed in an internal database which can help identify repeat offenders.
Faculty can no longer submit a “UI” or “under investigation” grade at the conclusion of the semester when grades are due if a violation of academic integrity is suspected. Faculty should submit a grade of “INC” or “incomplete” then immediately submit an academic integrity form as soon as possible to the Office of Student Conduct so we can place a “PEN” or “pending” grade. At the conclusion of the academic integrity case, Faculty will receive a Final Letter from OSC directing them to submit a Change of Grade form.
Note: If the student admits to the allegation and accepts the Faculty’s proposed academic sanction, then Faculty may submit the student’s final grade accordingly.
Students are advised to continue to attend class, either until the semester has completed or until the case has been concluded. The exception to continual attendance is when a student has confirmed the allegation, agreed to the academic sanction of “F” in the course and signed the Academic Integrity form.
You may resolve an academic integrity violation case in your classroom. However, it is recommended for faculty to report violations to the Dean of Students.
A notation on a student's transcript is a disciplinary sanction which the Dean of Students may pursue depending upon the violation. Not all students will receive a notation on their transcript.
Faculty should obtain the Change of Grade form from either their Department Chair or from email@example.com and follow the instructions listed on the Change of Grade form.
The student’s signature is not necessary on the academic integrity form. Faculty should simply indicate on the academic integrity form whether or not the student has admitted or denied the allegation and include their proposed academic sanction. The Academic Integrity Official will contact the student directly when the form has been submitted and obtain the student’s signature once a student mediation agreement is executed.
The Dean of Students may or may not pursue disciplinary sanctions based on the violation. Faculty may recommend disciplinary sanctions which the Dean of Students will take into consideration when attempting to resolve the case.
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.
Yes. A student may report another student by contacting us at 212-772-4534 or 212-396-6484.
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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