PLAGIARISMBecause intellectual honesty is the foundation of academic life, plagiarism and cheating are serious offenses. Plagiarism is the presentation of ideas or concepts from another source as one’s own. When plagiarism is suspected the individual instructor will first look to his own experience and wisdom in determining if the case is to be pursued outside the classroom. If the instructor decides to pursue the matter s/he will confer with the Chair and the Dean, and provide evidence that supports the claim. As a last resort the issue may be brought to the attention of the CLAS Committee on Course and Standing for a final disposition.
THE OFFICE OF ACADEMIC STANDARDSThe Office of Academic Standards (OAS) convenes and coordinates the activities of the CLAS Committee on Course and Standing. The committee acts on all matters relating to academic standards such as reinstatement appeals for students who have been dismissed for failure to maintain a minimum 2.0 G.P.A., requests for core/general education substitutions, and appeals by students who seek to withdraw from courses after the institutional deadline has expired. Click here for the guidelines for Academic Appeals.
CHEATINGThe act of cheating is a breach of the College’s code of conduct and requires an administrative response of a disciplinary nature. As an issue of a behavioral breach, issues of cheating are not within the purview of the OAS Committee on Course and Standing. They should be directed to the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
*From City College Academic Policies
POLICY ON LATENESS AND ABSENCE
Students are expected to attend every class session of each course in which they are enrolled and to be on time. An instructor has the right to drop a student from a course for excessive absence. Students are advised to determine the instructor’s policy at the first class session. They should note that an instructor may treat lateness as equivalent to absence. No distinction is made between excused and unexcused absences. Each instructor retains the right to establish his or her own policy, but students should be guided by the following general College policy:
In courses designated as clinical, performance, laboratory or field work courses, the limit on absences is established by the individual instructor. For all other courses, the number of hours absent may not exceed twice the number of contact hours the course meets per week.
When a student is dropped for excessive absence, the Registrar will enter the grade of “WU”.
-The CCNY Undergraduate Bulletin 2009-2011, pg 290