After tabling the honor code resolution last year, the Engineering Student Council hopes to have a new resolution, tailored specifically to undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, ready for a vote by the end of the semester.
Columbia College Student Council successfully implemented the honor pledge for first-year and upperclass students—the only council to do so.
“Is the honor code really necessary?” “What difference will it make?” “Do the student councils honestly believe that it will stop college students who intend to cheat from cheating?”
For the first time in Columbia College history, incoming first-years were invited to sign an honor pledge during New Student Orientation Program.
A year that saw widespread debate over academic integrity and a proposed honor code was capped off by a high-profile cheating scandal at Barnard and the distribution of revealing information before Friday’s Literature Humanities final.
More foresight and care should go into student council decisions, because swinging back and forth is not the way to govern a school.
Columbia’s undergraduate student councils are divided over a proposal to implement a new academic honor code.
Departing from the other undergraduate councils, the Engineering Student Council voted 22-1 on Monday to rescind its support of a proposal calling for an academic honor code.
First-years from all four undergraduate schools could be reciting an honor pledge during convocation as soon as next semester, and an honor code could be printed on Columbia blue books.
We need an honor code and we need it now.
Mar 11, 6:01pm
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