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From the President

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Response to Senate Recommendation: Revision of Language in DOPS Academic Misconduct Policy

At its May 8, 2015, meeting, the College Senate voted to recommend to the president that the language in the opening paragraph of the DOPS Academic Misconduct Policy be revised from “all students at the college” to “all Buffalo State students.” The portion of the policy affected by this recommendation is indicated in boldface capital letters below:

Buffalo State College
Directory of Policy Statements
Policy Number: VIII: 04:00
Updated: February 9, 2006
Subject: Academic Misconduct  

Policy approved by president on February 9, 2006, in college Bulletin; addition approved on April 12, 2007, in college Bulletin.

ALL BUFFALO STATE STUDENTS are expected to display honesty and integrity in completing course requirements and following college academic regulations.

“Academic misconduct” refers to any form of plagiarism or cheating on examinations or assignments, and is inconsistent with the aims and goals of the State University College at Buffalo. Instances of academic misconduct include but are not limited to:

  • Prior acquisition or possession of an examination and submission of false data
  • Submission of the work of another individual without proper acknowledgment
  • Performance of work in a course for another individual while registered in the same course

I hereby accept the recommendation of the College Senate on the revision of language in the opening paragraph of the DOPS Academic Misconduct Policy. I authorize the language revision to read “all Buffalo State College students,” effective immediately, and I charge the provost with the responsibility of overseeing the revision of the language in the policy and communicating the change to all appropriate departments.

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