Policies and Resources


Plagiarism and Academic Integrity: Plagiarism is copying and using other people’s words without proper acknowledgment or citation as it is indicated in the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity. All writing submitted for this course is understood to be your original work. Plagiarism is unacceptable and has serious consequences that can include a failing grade. In cases where I detect academic dishonesty (the fraudulent submission of another’s work, in whole or part, as your own), you may be subject to a failing grade for the project or the course, and, in the worst case, to academic probation or expulsion. You are expected to read, understand, and adhere to CCNY’s Policy on Academic Integrity, which is available here: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/academicaffairs/academic-integrityacademic-standards

Students are expected to attend every class session of this course and to be on time. If you miss five classes, your final grade will be dropped by one-half of one letter (from A to an A-, for example). If you miss six classes, your final grade will be dropped one full letter (from A to a B). If you miss seven classes, you will not be able to pass the course. Consistent late arrivals and early departures will have a negative impact on your grade. I will notify you by email if course absences (for full or partial classes) are having an impact on your grade. If you have special circumstances, please see me. I’m happy to work with you to help you complete this course.

Student Code of Conduct:  All student members of the College community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that demonstrates mutual respect for the rights and personal/academic well-being of others, preserves the integrity of the social and academic environment, and supports the mission of the College.  The College has an inherent right to address behavior that impedes, obstructs, or threatens the maintenance of order and attainment of the aforementioned goals by violating the standards of conduct set forth in the University student conduct policies noted below as well as other policies that may be established by the respective Schools, Global Sites, and administrative offices of the University. The goals of the CCNY Community Standards are: https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/studentaffairs/community-standards

  • To promote a campus environment that supports the overall educational mission of the University
  • To protect the University community from disruption and harm
  • To encourage appropriate standards of individual and group behavior
  • To foster ethical values and civic virtues
  • To foster personal learning and growth while at the same time holding individuals and groups accountable to the standards of expectations established by the Code of Conduct.

Food and Drinks:  Please! No eating in the classroom. Your snack could be a real distraction for other students. Drinks are fine.

RESOURCES:  Everyone here at City College is committed to making your academic experience an enriching one, and should you find yourself in need of help, please make use of these resources.

The Writing Center: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/writing/ and CCNY Writing Center Writing Resources.
The CCNY Writing Center offers a supportive learning environment where students can have one-on-one tutoring sessions with writing consultants. It is a great resource for you to obtain extra help as you write and revise your papers. They DO NOT proofread your papers, but offer assistance on improving certain aspects of them. They also offer ESL tutoring. To set up an appointment or semester-long sessions, contact them in person at the Writing Center, which is located in the NAC, 3rd floor plaza or call (212) 650-8104.

Gateway Advising Center, NAC 1/220: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gateway/
Students without a declared major can receive academic advising, especially if you have questions about your course of study, core requirements, etc.

AccessAbility Center Tutoring Services, NAC 1/218:  http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/accessability/
Provides one-on-one tutoring and workshops to all registered students with learning or physical disabilities.

SEEK Peer Academic Learning Center, NAC 4/224
Offers counseling and peer tutoring for students in need of academic and financial support who have registered for the SEEK Program. Phone: 212-650-5786; email: seekpals@ccny.cuny.edu.

CUNY Grading Scheme:
97% – 100% = A+
94% – 97% = A
90% – 94% = A-
87% – 90% = B+
84% – 87% = B
80% – 84% = B-
77% – 80% = C+
74% – 77% = C
70% – 74% = C-
67% – 70% = D+
64% – 67% = D
60% – 64% = D-
0% – 60% = F