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A. Academic Integrity/Honesty

The foundation of academic work is intellectual integrity, credibility, and trust. A learning community can only be maintained if its members believe that their work is judged fairly and that they will not be put at a disadvantage because of another member's dishonesty. For these reasons, it is essential that all members of the NYITCOM community understand our shared standards of academic honesty. Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly work in an open, honest, and responsible manner. Academic integrity is a basic guiding principle for all academic activity at NYITCOM, and all members of the College community are expected to act in accordance with this principle. Academic integrity includes a commitment not to engage in or tolerate acts of falsification, misrepresentation or deception in the completion of academic work. Such acts of dishonesty violate the fundamental and ethical principles of the NYITCOM community and compromise the worth of work completed by others.

B. Academic Integrity/Honesty – Faculty

Faculty are expected to manifest academic honesty in all of their endeavors. NYIT's policy may be found in the NYIT Faculty Handbook: U.S. Campuses.

Therapeutic Relationship and Grading

Any health professional providing health services via a therapeutic relationship, must recuse him/herself from the academic assessment or promotion of the student receiving those services.

Any student who is being assessed by a clinical faculty member who is also their healthcare provider, and the faculty has not already recused themselves, will be granted an alternative pathway for completing the assessment where no conflict of interest exists, by making a formal request to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Any clinical faculty who is a member of the Student Progress Committee, Behavioral Intervention Team, and/or Student Discipline Review Committee, and the healthcare provider to a student the committee is assessing must recuse themselves from all deliberations related to that student.

C. Academic Honesty – Students

Faculty should encourage their students to manifest academic honesty in their curricular endeavors. Students may be disciplined for academic dishonesty.

Any student who witnesses other students behaving dishonestly is obligated to report such conduct to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs. Failure to do so constitutes dishonest behavior on that student's part.

A faculty member who believes that a student has committed one of these forms of academic dishonesty should make a detailed written report to the Office of Student Affairs, where disciplinary proceedings will be initiated.

D. Pre-Clinical Education Course Syllabi

Each course must have a syllabus, which serves as the principal document by which the faculty members communicate to the student the objectives of the course. The course syllabus essentially represents a contract between the faculty and the students.

Each course syllabus should contain the following information:

  1. Course Name, Number and Credit Hours
  2. Course Description
  3. Personnel (names, titles, contact information, office hours, as relevant) directly involved with the course, as follows:
    • Course Director(s), Thread Coordinators (for lecture-discussion based course syllabi)
    • Administrators
    • Faculty
    • Post-Graduate residents (as applicable)
    • Academic Medical Fellows
    • Staff
  4. Learning Activities
  5. Course Resources
  6. College Policies (The lecture-discussion based syllabus for the first course of the academic year should provide the policies in full-text, subsequent syllabi for each academic year to refer to the publications and electronic sources where the specific policy can be found):
    • Video Streaming Policy
    • Attendance Policy
    • Dress Code Policy
    • Academic Integrity Policy
    • Academic Honesty for Examination Policy
    • Make-Up Examination Policy
    • Grading System
    • Remediation
  7. Course-Specific Policies
    • Attendance Policy
    • Grading and Evaluation Policy
  8. Course Schedule
  9. Learning Objectives

After being annually updated by relevant faculty, course directors, thread coordinators, and administrators, syllabi are provided to the members of the Curriculum Committee's Sub-Committee on Curriculum Development and Assessment, for their review and feedback. Upon integrating relevant feedback into each syllabus, each syllabus is posted electronically on the academic website (Moodle) prior to the onset of the respective course such that students, faculty, staff, and administrators can view it.

E. Lecture-Discussion Based Course Notes and/or Lecture Presentations

Faculty members should submit electronic versions of lecture-discussion based course notes and/or lecture presentation materials at least two weeks prior to the corresponding lecture(s) to the appropriate thread coordinator and to the Office of Pre-Clinical Education. Course notes and lecture presentation materials (e.g., PowerPoint presentations) are posted electronically on the academic website (Moodle) and provided to students in hard copy. The Academic Technologies Group is available to assist faculty with technological issues pertaining to course notes and lecture presentations.

F. Curriculum Additions or Changes

NYITCOM has a Curriculum Committee that reviews requests for curriculum additions and changes. A request for new initiative, pilot program or substantive change must be reviewed and approved by the department involved then referred to the Curriculum Committee for review and action at its next meeting. If approved by the Curriculum Committee the recommendation is referred to the dean for final review and implementation.

G. Video Streaming of Lectures

NYITCOM's Academic Technology Group (ATG) maintains an innovative streaming video site that archives all lectures at NYITCOM and makes it available as a review tool. The Academic Technology Group posts these streams on Akila, a Moodle based academic website, in a manner consistent with NYITCOM's video streaming policy (see "Policies and Corresponding Forms" subsection of the Moodle website). The website is password protected. Please keep in mind that every lecturer who lectures at NYITCOM will be video recorded for this purpose.

H. Grades – General Information

Please see NYITCOM Student Handbook for information regarding grades.

I. Remediation Policy

Please see NYITCOM Student Handbook for information regarding the remediation policy.

J. Pre-Clinical Education Make-Up Policy

Please see the make-up exam policy in the NYITCOM Student Handbook.

K. Academic Warning and Dismissal

Please see the unsatisfactory academic performance section in the NYITCOM Student Handbook.

L. Student Petition for Reinstatement

Please see the student petition for reinstatement after academic suspension in the NYITCOM Student Handbook.