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1 Judicial Affairs at Queensborough Community College
2 Judicial Affairs Defined Judicial Affairs develops, disseminates, interprets, and enforces campus regulationsProtects relevant rights of studentsDeals with student behavioral problems in a fair and reasonable mannerProvides learning experiences for students who are found to be responsible for conduct which is determined to be in violation of institutional standards or who participate in the operations of the judicial systemInitiates and encourages educational activities that serve to prevent violations of campus regulations(www.cas.edu)
3 Henderson RulesRule #1: A member of the academic community shall not intentionally obstruct and/or prevent others from the exercise of their rights. Nor shall any member interfere with the institution’s educational process or facilities, or the rights of those who wish to avail themselves of any of the institution’s instructional, personal, administrative, recreational, and community services.Rule #2: Individuals are liable for failure to comply with lawful directions issued by representatives of the University/College when they are acting in their official capacity. Members of the academic community are required to show their identification cards when requested to do so by an official of the college.Rule #3: Unauthorized occupancy of the University/College facilities or blocking access to or from such areas is prohibited. Permission from appropriate college authorities must be obtained for removal, relocation, and use of University/College equipment and/or supplies.Rule #4: Theft from or damage to University/College premises or property, or theft of or damage to property of any person on University/College premises, is prohibited.
4 Henderson RulesRule #5: Each member of the academic community or an invited guest has the right to advocate her/his position without having to fear abuse-physical, verbal or otherwise-from others supporting conflicting points of view. Members of the community and other persons on the college grounds shall not use language or take actions reasonably likely to provoke or encourage physical violence by demonstrators, those demonstrated against, or spectators.Rule #6: Action may be taken against any and all persons who have no legitimate reason for their presence on any campus within the University/College, or whose presence on any such campus obstructs and/or forcibly prevents others from the exercise of their rights or interferes with the institution’s educational processes or facilities, or the rights of those who wish to avail themselves of any of the institution’s instructional, personal, administrative, recreational, and community services.Rule #7: Disorderly or indecent conduct on University/College-owned or controlled property is prohibited.Rule #8: No individual shall have in her/his possession a rifle, shotgun, or firearm or knowingly have in her/his possession any other dangerous instrument or material that can be used to inflict bodily harm on an individual or damage upon a building or the grounds of the University/College without the written authorization of such educational institution. Nor shall any individual have in her/his possession any other instrument or material which can be used and is intended to inflict bodily harm on an individual or damage upon a building or the grounds of the University/College.
5 Henderson RulesRule #9: Any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers mental or physical health or involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization is prohibited.Rule #10: The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illegal drugs or other controlled substances by University students or employees (in the workplace) on University/College Premises, or as part of any University/College activities is prohibited. Employees of the University must also notify the College Personnel Director of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace not later than five (5) days after such conviction.Rule #11: The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of alcohol by students or employees on University/College premises or as part of any University/College activities is prohibited.
6 Sanctions DefinedAdmonition – an oral statement to the offender that she/he has violated University Rules.Warning – notice to the offender, orally or in writing, that continuation or repetition of the wrongful conduct, within a period of time stated in the warning, may be cause for more severe disciplinary action.Censure – written reprimand for violation of specified regulation, including the possibility of more severe disciplinary sanction in the event of conviction for the violation of any University regulation within a period stated in the letter of reprimand.Disciplinary Probation – exclusion from participation in privileges or extracurricular university activities as set forth in the notice of disciplinary probation for a specified period of time.Restitution – reimbursement for damage to or misappropriation of property. Reimbursement may take the form of appropriate service to repair or otherwise compensate for damages.Suspension – exclusion from classes and other privileges or activities as set forth in the notice of suspension for a definite period of time. If a student is suspended for more than on term, the disciplinary penalty is a University-wide sanction.Expulsion – termination of student status for an indefinite period. The conditions of readmission, if any is permitted, shall be stated in the order of expulsion. If a student is expelled for more than one term, the disciplinary penalty is a University-wide sanction.
7 ProceduresOnce a written complaint has been filed against a student, the following procedures will be followed:A Student Disciplinary Hold (DD) will be placed on the student’s record which prevents him/her from registering, forwarding transcripts and obtaining final grades. This hold will remain on the student’s record until the complaint has been resolved.An appointment is made with The Student Judicial Affairs Officer to discuss the complaint against the student. At this meeting, a decision will be made as to whether to prefer formal disciplinary charges.At this meeting, with The Student Judicial Affairs Officer, a mutual agreement resolving the complaint between the student and the officer may be reached as provided for under Section 15, Article 3, of the Student Disciplinary Procedures of the City University of New York Bylaws Governing Student Behavior.If an agreement is not reached, the complaint becomes a disciplinary charge and will go before the Student-Faculty Disciplinary Committee. During this meeting, the committee will hear both sides of the disciplinary charge and will make their decision accordingly.
8 ProceduresIf the ruling is in favor of the student who is charged, then the case is officially closed and the Student Disciplinary Hold is removed.If the ruling is not in favor of the student, then the student may do one of the following:Either he/she will abide by the committee’s decision and fulfill the sanctions that were set forth by the committeeorHe/she can appeal to the President of the CollegeIf the student does appeal to College President then the following may be done:The President will over rule the Student-Faculty Disciplinary Committee and rule in the favor of the student or;The President will abide by the decision of the committee.If the student wishes, he/she may submit a final appeal to the Chancellor of the City University of New York. The Chancellor’s decision, whatever it may be, is final.For more information on the Bylaws of the City University that govern student behavior:(www.cuny.edu ; click on Trustees; click on Bylaws of the Board of Trustees then proceed to Article 15)
9 Sources Peace Officers Counseling Center Library Building, 3rd Fl. Library Building, Rm.428Services for Students w/Disabilities Student Judicial AffairsScience Building, Rm Library Building, Rm.418
10 ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AT QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
11 Academic Integrity Defined Academic integrity is a commitment in the face of adversity, to five fundamental values: honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. From these values flow principles of behavior that enable academic communities to translate ideals into action.”(From the Center for Academic Integrity)
12 Academic Integrity Policy Summary Assessing students’ knowledge is an integral and necessary part of academic life.The educational process must provide opportunity for students to demonstrate understanding and knowledge in each of their courses and to have their command of subject matters and skills evaluated fairly by the faculty.Therefore, in preparing all assignments, exercises, and examinations, students should be guided by the most rigorous standards and academic honesty.It is essential that everyone believe it has been done fairly.Students at Queensborough are expected to be honest and forthright in their academic endeavors” (Academic Integrity Policy, p. 3)
13 Forms of Academic Integrity Violations A. Plagiarism – The inclusion of someone else’s words, ideas or data as one’s own work without acknowledging the source.B. Fabrication – The use of invented information or the falsification of research or other findings.C. Cheating – An act or an attempted act of deception by which students seek to misrepresent that they have mastered information on an academic exercise that they have not mastered.D. Academic Misconduct – Any act to gain an undue academic benefit for oneself or to cause academic harm to anotherE. Falsification of Records and Official DocumentsF. -Any other serious violations of academic integrity as established by the professor
14 Examples of plagiarism Examples of plagiarism include but are not limited to:· Quoting another person's actual words, complete sentences or paragraphs, or entire piece of written work without acknowledgment of the source; Copying another person's actual words without the use of quotation marks and footnotesUsing another person's ideas, opinions, or theory even if it is completely paraphrased in one's own words, without acknowledgment of the sourceBorrowing facts, statistics or other illustrative materials that are not clearly common knowledge without acknowledgment of the sourceCopying another student's essay test answersCopying, or allowing another student to copy a computer file that contains another student's assignment, and submitting it, in part or in its entirety, as one's ownFailing to acknowledge collaborators on homework and laboratory assignments.When in doubt about rules concerning plagiarism, students are urged to consult with individual faculty members, academic departments, or recognized handbooks in their field.
15 Examples of fabrication Examples of fabrication include but are not limited to:· Citation of information not taken from the source indicated. This may include the incorrect documentation of secondary source materials· Listing sources in a bibliography that are not directly used in the academic exercise· Submission in a paper, thesis, lab report or other academic exercise of falsified, invented, or fictitious data or evidence, or deliberate and knowing concealment or distortion of the true nature, origin or function of such data or evidence· Submitting as your own any academic exercises (e.g., written work, printing, musical composition, painting, sculpture, etc.) prepared totally or in part by another
16 Examples of cheatingExamples of cheating include but are not limited to:Copying from another student's test paperAllowing another student to copy from a test paper Unauthorized use of course textbook or other material such as a notebook or notes in any form to complete a test or other assignmentCollaborating on a test, quiz or other project with any other person(s) without authorizationUsing electronic instruments, such as cell phones, pagers, etc., to obtain or transmit or to share information, when prohibitedParticipating in any academic exercise such as a test using the name of another person or permitting someone else to participate in such an exercise for oneself.
17 Examples of academic misconduct Examples of academic misconduct include but are not limited to:Taking an examination for another student. Asking or allowing another student to take an examination for you.Changing a graded exam and returning it for more credit.Submitting substantial portions of the same paper to two classes without consulting with instructors.Giving assistance or failing to report witnessed acts of academic misconduct/dishonesty.Depriving other students of access to library materials by stealing, destroying, defacing, or concealing themRetaining, using or circulating examination materials which clearly indicate that they should be returned at the end of the exam.Intentionally obstructing or interfering with another student's work.
18 Falsification of Records Examples of falsification:Forging signatures of authorization.Falsifying information on an official academic record.Falsifying information on an official document such as a grade report, letter of permission, drop/add form, ID card or other college document.
19 Rules and ProceduresOnce a faculty member determines that academic dishonesty has occurred, he/she can impose penalty that may include:A. reduction in gradeB. assigning an F to the paper, exercise, test or quizC. assigning an F for the courseD. In certain cases, the instructor may also file a formal complaint with the chief student affairs officer, who after review may refer the case to the Student-Faculty Disciplinary Committee.
20 Rules and ProceduresThe faculty member will then prepare a written summary of the investigation and penalties, send a copy to the chairperson of the academic departmentchairperson of the academic department will forward a copy to the affected student by registered or certified mail and by regular mail and a copy to the Office of Student Affairs.This report will inform the student of the right to appeal the action of the faculty member to the Chairperson of the Academic Department within thirty ( 30) days.That notification will also inform students of the consequences, should a second offense occur.Information about each case of academic dishonesty will be sent to the Office of Student Affairs and made part of the student record.
21 Rules and ProceduresThe Dean will maintain and review those records regularly for repeated pattern of violations of academic integrityWhen the Office of Student Affairs has knowledge that a student has committed two non-coincident violations of the Academic Integrity Code, the Chief Student Affairs Officer or designee will take disciplinary action following the procedures of Article XV of the University Bylaws that may lead to suspension or expulsion(See:Click on: TrusteesClick on: Bylaws of the Board of Trustees)
22 Faculty Report Form Incidents of suspected Academic Dishonesty (AIV-1) It is necessary to complete this form to report any instance of suspected academic dishonesty. Make a copy for your records and the Academic Department Chairperson, and forward the original, along with copies of any supporting documentation to the Office of the Associate Dean of Student Affairs ( L-418).Instructor Name: Department: Telephone No.: Address: Course: ____________________________________ Course Section________________________________Student Name: SS#: Address: ____________________________________________ Phone:______________________________Date of Incident: Time of Incident__________ Location_______________________________Type of Report: Formal Informal [indicate if resolution pending or matter resolved]Type of Incident: Cheating Plagiarism Fabrication_______________________Academic Misconduct______ Falsification of Records and Official Documents ____ Other_________________First Offense:_______________________ Second Offense: _______________________________________Explanation of Incident: ====================================================================================Your stated policy on academic integrity: A failing grade on the activity a final grade of F Other (please explain)Did the student admit to the charge of cheating, plagiarism or other act of academic integrity? Yes NoSignature of Faculty Member Date __The disciplinary sanctions above are outlined in a pamphlet entitled Academic Integrity Policy at Queensborough Community College available in Judicial Affairs (Library Building, Room 418), most offices on campus, Academic Departments and on the web at If you agree with the charge(s) and accept the academic sanction assigned, the sanction becomes final. If you disagree with the charges and/or the sanction imposed, you have the right to appeal the action of the instructor to the Chairperson of the affected Academic Department within thirty (30) days (see attached Appeal Form- AIV II).You should also note that one additional violation by the student will result in disciplinary action following the procedures of Article XV of the University Bylaws that may lead to suspension or expulsion .
23 Faculty Report Form Incidents of suspected Academic Dishonesty (AIV-1) ACADEMIC INTEGRITY VIOLATION II (AIV-II)(APPEAL FORM)Read the attached QCC policy, submit the application within thirty (30) days of the date on the letter advising you of a penalty awarded for academic dishonesty, mail application to the respective Department Chairperson.Student Name: SS#: Address:________________________________________ Telephone No.: _____________________________________________________ Department:_ __________________ Course: ________________Date of Incident: Time of Incident__________ Location______________Type of Incident: Cheating Plagiarism Fabrication______Academic Misconduct___ Falsification of Records and Official Documents__ Other_____________Penalty for Academic Dishonesty: A failing grade on the activity a final grade of FOther (please explain) __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Grounds for Appeal: (Attach supporting documentation to indicate the grounds on which you wish to appeal the imposed sanction)________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Declaration:I have read and understand how the Academic Integrity Plan of Queensborough Community College applies to me.Signature___________________________________ Date ___________=========================================================================Office Use Only – DecisionApplication dismissed ____ Application upheld ____Recommendation ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Chairperson’s name _____________________________ Date _________Attachment: Academic Integrity Policy
24 How to Avoid Academic Dishonesty Understand the importance of academic integrityBe aware of the rulesDevelop good study habitsDon’t be afraid to ask for helpDo not tolerate dishonesty among fellow students
25 How to Prevent Academic Dishonesty Show students your concern for academic integrityTell students what is expected of themCultivate a perception of fairnessDon’t unwittingly promote academic dishonestyBe aware of new and changing technologiesMonitor carefully.
26 POLICY’S BASIC GOALThe primary purpose of this policy is not to punish, but to educate.