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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.