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Students will likely be required to make an affirmation of integrity before taking final exams and writing final papers should members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences approve the legislation of the College’s first-ever honor code.
The Ad Board required five undergraduates to temporarily withdraw from the College in the 2013-2014 academic year in disciplinary cases related to sexual “social behavior.”
Rakesh Khurana, now dean of the College, listens as then Interim Dean of the College Donald H. Pfister shares his thoughts at a panel on academic integrity in 2013. The College's first-ever honor code will be instated in the fall of 2015.
The Honor Council, the composition of which will be announced this spring, is scheduled to begin hearing academic integrity cases next fall at the same time as the College's first honor code is implemented.
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The student-faculty judicial body will be chosen and trained by the Academic Integrity Committee.
The code lays out formal expectations for academic integrity and creates a new student-faculty/administrator judicial board to hear cases regarding the violation of those expectations.
Harvard President Drew G. Faust leaves University Hall Tuesday afternoon after the last regular meeting Faculty of Arts and Sciences meeting of the year, during which the body approved the College's first-ever honor code.
Those charged with implementing the honor code may encounter hurdles created by a restructured disciplinary system and a community that may be apathetic to the policy’s purpose.
While some members of the committee that drafted the proposal acknowledge its limited scope, they maintain that changes to Harvard’s disciplinary process must be incremental to be effective.
The ad hoc group is working to identify possible points during the undergraduate experience to start conversations about academic integrity.