Guide To Teaching and Learning

Office of Academic Standards



The New School views academic integrity as the duty of every community member. Claiming authorship for one’s own work and only for that work, recognizing the contributions of others accurately and completely, and presenting one’s academic circumstances and achievements accurately and completely are fundamental obligations to the integrity of intellectual, creative, and academic pursuits.All members of the university community are expected to conduct themselves in accord with the standards of academic integrity outlined in this policy.

The New School values and respects all academic traditions; however, while at The New School, students are expected to adhere to the norms and standards of academic integrity espoused by this community and will be assessed in accordance with these standards.
Students are responsible for understanding the University’s policy on academic integrity. The New School recognizes that different academic circumstances may require different procedures for citing sources and referring to the work of others. In their syllabi, faculty members are required to inform students of the academic integrity policy as well as their own practices, such as the limits within which students may collaborate with or seek help from others, outsourcing certain tasks, etc.


The standards of academic integrity apply to all forms of academic work and circumstances, including, but not limited to, presentations, performances, examinations, submissions of papers (including drafts), projects, academic records, etc. Academic integrity includes accurate use of quotations, as well as appropriate and explicit citation of sources in instances of paraphrasing, describing ideas, and reporting on research findings and work of others (including that of faculty members and other students). Academic dishonesty results from violations of academic integrity guidelines. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:

  • cheating on examinations, either by copying another student’s work or by utilizing unauthorized materials
  • using work of others as one’s own original work and submitting such work to the university or to scholarly journals, magazines, or similar publications
  • submission of another student’s work obtained by theft, purchase or other means as one’s own original work
  • submission of someone else’s work downloaded from paid or unpaid sources on the internet as one’s own original work, or including the information in a submitted work without proper citation
  • submitting the same work for more than one course without the knowledge and explicit approval of all of the faculty members involved, including applicable faculty from prior semester(s)
  • destruction or defacement of the work of others
  • aiding or abetting any act of academic dishonesty
  • any attempt to gain academic advantage by presenting misleading information, making deceptive statements, or falsifying documents, including documents related to admission applications, academic records, portfolios, and internships any form of distributing one’s work with the intent to enable students to use other’s work as their own, including, but not limited to, posting quizzes, papers, projects etc., on websites such as, Quizlet, Course Hero, etc.
  • copying or appropriating someone else’s work in visual or performing arts
  • engaging in other forms of academic dishonesty that violate principles of integrity


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