NewSchool students are expected to exhibit the highest standards of academic propriety. Academic misconduct prejudicial to the academic integrity of the student, fellow classmates, and/or school will lead to disciplinary action that may include suspension or dismissal. Academic misconduct includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Cheating: Cheating includes attempting to receive or receiving assistance from persons, papers, or other material without the permission of the instructor; or the acquisition of an examination and/ or quiz prior to the examination date.

  • Plagiarism: Plagiarism is defined as taking and using as one’s own the ideas and writings of another without giving appropriate credit through proper documentation. The reuse of one’s own prior work in another class or institution without acknowledging it is also plagiarism.

  • Other acts of academic dishonesty: Such acts include inaccurately reporting research, fabricating information and sources, providing assistance to a student attempting to cheat or plagiarize, and bribery.

The process for investigating and sanctioning suspected violations of academic integrity is outlined below. To ensure academic integrity, NewSchool recognizes the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style for all scholarly work at NewSchool. Unless an alternate style is specified by an instructor and has been approved by the senior academic administrator of the academic unit, all students are expected to know and use APA conventions per the current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.