A Project of the
|University Faculty Senate|
|City University of New York|
|Editor: Philip A. Pecorino|
A Website Resource for A Model Program
What need is there for a program?
Many CUNY units have Academic Integrity programs. CUNY has a Task Force about to issue (Spring, 2004) recommendations and calling for some uniform policies and procedures. CUNY Task Force
Where violations of Academic Integrity strike
at the very core of what academic institutions are about CUNY must act to
discourage disparaging acts in order to preserve the worth of its
enterprise and better accomplish its educational mission. While in schools
and on campuses criminal behaviors including assaults, a variety of
harassments, robberies and other thefts should also be prevented and dealt
with in clear and effective manners such acts are against persons and not
direct attacks on the institutions themselves. Violations of academic
integrity degrade the educational program and insult the institution.
Violators are attempting to undermine the mission of education and reduce
it to credentialing that might be obtained by any means that one can get
away with. Diplomas and degrees issued to those who obtain them through
violations of academic integrity cheapen all such diplomas and degrees and
the good students know this. No school, college or university can long
afford to ignore assaults on its core activities and values. So, there
must be a policy and the means to enforce it.
If there is now to be a a set of CUNY procedures regarding violations of Academic Integrity it should be for the faculty to create the basic policies and procedures for their enforcement.
The University Faculty
Senate has acted to provide a set of resource materials on this website to
assist faculty in establishing the policies and procedures and programs at
the individual CUNY units.