All members of the College community are assured the right to work in an environment
of academic honesty. This is especially crucial in an academic community that seeks
to evaluate students fairly on their own merits. Consequently, the College will rigorously
uphold academic honesty, and instances of dishonesty will be punished.
At the beginning of every semester, each faculty member must inform students, in writing,
of specific expectations and practices for each course. Academic dishonesty is considered
a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Serious incidents may result in dismissal
from the College or other disciplinary action. Decisions of a faculty member concerning
incidents of unethical behavior may be appealed to the department chair for the course,
then to an appeal committee, and finally to the dean of academic affairs.
A complete description of the formal academic dishonesty appeal process may be found
in the Campus Code of Conduct. Types of academic dishonesty, from cheating to unauthorized
duplication of computer software, are listed. The Student Code of Conduct is available
online at http://www.sunydutchess.edu/assets/StudentCodeofConduct.pdf
Students are expected to maintain high ethical standards in their academic work. This
means they shall neither give nor receive assistance during quizzes or examinations
and shall present only their own work for graded assignments.