Baruch College School of Business
City University of New York

Professional Conduct and Academic Honesty

Professional Conduct

It is expected that you will conduct yourself in a professional manner at all times both in the classroom as well as in the computer labs and all other locations on the campus. This includes treating your professors and fellow students with respect.

It is expected that you will refrain from profanity (in any language) or other such abusive language and that you will refrain from conversation that others consider inappropriate or offensive.

Academic Honesty

Academic honesty refers to your academic conduct and, specifically, to the work you do and the work you turn in as your own. Any time you submit work to a professor in your own name, it is assumed that you are the originator of all materials contained in that assignment, with the exception of properly detailed citations or references.

Taking another person's work, in whole or in part, and presenting it as your own work without citation or reference is called plagiarism. Such original materials could come from a book, magazine, letter, e-mail, web site, conversation, or presentation. All have appropriate methods for citation that should be employed in every case.

Copying another student's work in whole or in part and presenting it as your own work is considered cheating.

Providing another student with copies of your work, in whole or in part, is also considered cheating.

This means that for my class, the following are considered to be academic dishonesty:

In this electronic age, copying work is made even easier through the use of e-mail or simply by copying files.
I strongly urge you to resist this temptation.

In the past, I have heard many excuses from students who took part in academic dishonesty. Many claim they were unaware that what they were doing was considered "cheating", or that in their home culture, such activities would not be considered cheating, or that their other professor let them get away with similar behavior.
It is your responsibility to understand the facets of academic honesty and to uphold them.
in other words: It is up to you to learn the rules and to obey them at all times.

If you are not sure, you are always free to ask.

I care little for what other professors allow or do not allow to happen in their classrooms. I can tell you that I clearly take academic honesty very seriously

If you feel that you are not able to abide by the guidelines of academic honesty, I suggest that you drop my course immediately.

Your first assignment for my class will be to send me an e-mail including a recognition that you have read and agree to abide by both the above statement as well as the Baruch College statement on Academic Honesty.

Additional Notes

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