Policy on Academic Integrity in Online Courses
To support and protect the free and respectful exchange of ideas in the Barnard classroom, the Barnard Committee on Instruction has established the following expectations for academic integrity in course meetings and the use of course materials:
- Course materials, including handouts, readings, slides, and attendant materials must not be shared, distributed, or sold (including on social media) without permission of the instructor. They should be treated as the product of an instructor’s intellectual work.
- Students are not permitted to record any portion of class sessions without the explicit consent of the instructor. If granted such consent, class participants must not share recordings in whole or in part (including but not limited to video-, photographic-, screenshot-, or audio-recordings) with those outside the class. (Students requiring additional accommodation for accessing recorded content should contact CARDS.)
- The recorded contents of class discussion and breakout rooms may not be circulated outside the classroom, in whole or in part. Students are entrusted to respect the complex dynamics of class discussion; and it is each student’s responsibility to treat these materials with discretion and intellectual honesty. The audio and visual recordings of class discussion and breakout rooms belong to the course participants. These discussions arise from and respond to the particular dynamics of the intellectual work of the classroom and must be understood in the context of the course. It is especially crucial to protect the identity of speakers; in certain circumstances, failure to do so could be a form of disrespect or bullying, and could endanger course participants.
If you have questions about any aspects of this policy, please consult with your instructor or with the Office of the Dean of Studies.