Hofstra University Honor Board
The Hofstra University Honor Board is responsible for promoting, protecting and upholding academic integrity at Hofstra University. It operates under the auspices of the Provost’s Office and includes student, faculty and administrative members.
- To oversee ongoing efforts to maintain the visibility and effectiveness of Hofstra’s Honor Code via marketing campaigns, websites, and other promotional activities. This responsibility entails close coordination with University Relations, Admissions, Student Affairs and the Student Government Association.
- To form ad hoc appeals committees to resolve appeals involving academic integrity violations. The ad hoc committee will consist of 3 voting members chosen from the honor board, including 1 student, 1 academic administrator, and 1 faculty member. In addition the ad hoc appeal committee will contain 4 non-voting members including representatives from the Provost’s office, Student Affairs, the Dean’s office where the alleged violation was said to have occurred and the department (normally the Department Chair) where the alleged violation was said to have occurred.
- To coordinate the development of instructional and informational resources (including workshops, websites, visiting speakers etc.) designed to support community members (both faculty and students) in the area of academic integrity.
- To undertake a comprehensive review of honor code policies and procedures, including the recommendation of updates and improvements at least once every three years.
- To provide an annual report describing Honor Board activities to the Provost, the Vice President of Student Affairs, the Faculty Senate and the Student Government Association.
Membership structure: The Honor Board is led by 3 co-chairs consisting of a faculty member, a student and an administrator. Additional membership includes 4 faculty, 4 students, 2 academic administrators and 2 student affairs administrators. Faculty members are elected. Student members are appointed jointly by the Provost and Vice President of Student Affairs. Academic administrative representatives are appointed by the Provost. Student Affairs administrative representatives are appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs. Given its responsibilities the Honor Board also has as ex-officio members a representative from University Relations and Admissions.
Meetings: The Honor Board meets as needed, but normally conducts most of its work via sub-committees set up at the beginning of each academic year.
Terms: Faculty and administrative members will be elected or appointed to 3 year terms with the exception of the initial board membership whose terms will be staggered as 3, 2 or 1 year to ensure the regular rotation of membership and the preservation of institutional memory. Student members will be appointed to 1year terms with the option of renewal up to a total of 3 years.
Hofstra University Honor Board Current Membership 2013-14
Warren G. Frisina, Dean, Honors College
Ari Richman, Student
Daniel Seabold, Associate Professor, Mathematics
Gloria Wilson, Associate Professor, Special Education
Scott Harshbarger, Associate Professor, English
Carole Jurkiowicz, Professor, Management, Entrepreneurship, and General Business
Stanley Cherian, Director, Orientation and Associate Director Student Leadership & Activities
Lynda O’Malley, Associate Dean of Students
Stavros Valenti, Senior Associate Dean, HCLAS
Gioia Bales, Associate Dean, Zarb School of Business
Ex officio members
Jessica Eads, Vice President of Enrollment Services
Melissa Connolly, Vice President of University Relations