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Phone: 646-660-6500

Fax: 646-660-6501




Mailing Address:

Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Baruch College/CUNY

One Bernard Baruch Way
Box D-701

New York, NY 10010-5585


Walk-In Address:

Administrative Center

135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor

Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Message Archive

Monday, November 12, 2018


This email is being sent to all members of the Baruch College faculty.

 For an archive of announcements sent from the Associate Provost beginning June 2011, click here.



Dear Colleagues,

According to the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), contract cheating is a “form of academic dishonesty [in which] students get academic work completed on their behalf, which they then submit for academic credit [and/or advantage] as if they had created it themselves.”

The ICAI continues…

“Those who do the academic work for the student, the contract cheating provider (Provider), come in all forms – freelancers, contractors working with companies, online companies, and their employees.

For example, students who contract cheat might:

·         purchase an assignment from an online site, through Craigslist or other online platforms

·         obtain assistance from someone else that goes beyond mere editing to writing of the assignment or solving of the problem

·         participate in unauthorized discussion group or sharing answers to an assignment on file sharing sites or social media sites like Facebook or WeChat

·         post or purchase answers to an exam, assignment, problem or any other assessed work

·         pay someone to write a test or exam”


As the semester moves towards the time of final papers and major projects, we would like to share with you access to the ICAI’s “Toolkit to Combat Contract Cheating,” shared with the permission of the ICAI: []

If you believe a student has engaged in contract (or other) cheating, you can report them to the Dean of Students Office at


If you end up using the guide, we’d be happy to hear your thoughts on it.

Annie J. Virkus-Estrada, PhD

Associate Dean of Students

Academic Integrity Officer

Baruch College - CUNY

(P) 646-312-4570

(F) 646-312-4571


Dennis Slavin, PhD

Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning

Assistant Vice President

Baruch College, CUNY

646-660-6504 (phone); 646-660-6531 (fax)