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Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Please see the memoranda below and attached.
Baruch College’s Ethics Officer is Olga Dais, Esq. She may be reached at 646-312-3320 or Olga.Dais@baruch.cuny.edu
Dear Chief Academic Officers:
Please distribute to all faculty the attached Ethics Reminder from the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE).
The Reminder announces special gift rules for CUNY and SUNY educators with respect to accepting complimentary textbooks from publishers. JCOPE has determined that a gift of a free textbook does not constitute an attempt by a publishing company to exert improper influence on governmental decision-making, and that it benefits educators to be able to review sample textbooks when deciding what texts to assign or use as resources for their courses.
Accordingly, the rules state that a free textbook will not be considered a prohibited gift, so long as the following conditions are met:
· The textbook’s subject matter is directly related to the recipient’s duties or field of study;
· The textbook is used solely in connection with the recipient’s official duties;
· The recipient does not resell or trade the textbook for money or any other thing of monetary value;
· The recipient does not request or receive multiple copies of the same textbook; and
· The recipient does not ask a publisher for copies of textbooks for personal interests, or for the personal or professional interest of others.
Any questions about the new rules can be directed to College Ethics Officers or to my colleague Joan Margiotta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your cooperation with this request.
Loretta P. Martinez
Loretta P. Martinez
General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs | The City University of New York
205 East 42nd Street, 11th Floor | New York, NY 10017 | (646) 664-9210
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