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Disabilities: In keeping with the University’s policy of providing equal access for students with disabilities, any student with a disability who may need academic accommodations should contact the office of Student Disability Services. Students requesting any accommodations will need to meet with Jason Luchs, who will conduct an intake, and if appropriate, provide an academic accommodation notification letter. All conversations will be kept confidential.

Mr. Luchs’s office is located at 80 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor (luchsj@newschool.edu, 212.229.5626 x3135). You may also access more information here.

Incompletes: A grade of Incomplete (“I”) indicates that your instructor has granted you an extension to complete outstanding work for a course. The grade of Incomplete will not be assigned automatically. It will only be assigned at the request of the student by the last day of class. Incomplete grades cannot be granted for students who are graduating seniors.
If circumstances require you to request a grade of Incomplete—and the instructor approves your request—the terms of the Incomplete should be agreed upon in writing, using the “Request for a Grade of Incomplete” form. This ensures that both the student and the instructor understand the exact nature of the required work, the manner in which it is to be submitted, and the date by which it must be submitted.

Your instructor will determine the deadline for submission of outstanding work. Students with a grade of Incomplete who do not complete their work by the agreed-upon deadline will receive a grade of Withdrawal/Failure (“WF”). Students who complete outstanding work according to the terms of the Incomplete will receive a letter grade. (The “I” will be converted to a letter grade after your instructor submits a Change of Grade form on your behalf.)

Libraries: The New School Library offers frequent research workshops for students, the day, time, and location of which are posted to the Library webpage each semester. The library also provides one-on-one support for students who in conducting research for a paper or project require additional assistance. Students can contact the library about scheduling a one-on-one appointment with a reference librarian at this link.

Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the use of another person’s words or ideas in any academic work. (This could be using books, journals, Internet postings, or other students’ papers.) For further information on avoiding plagiarism through proper acknowledgements, including expectations for paraphrasing source material and forms of citation in research and writing, students should consult the MLA. Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2nd edition), Chapter 6, on documentation. The Bachelor’s Program provides useful online resources to inform students of correct forms of research and writing. To access these resources, go here and click on the link “Resources for Current Students.”

The New School Writing Center also provides online resources about avoiding plagiarism here. Please download and read the Academic Honesty and Integrity Policy.

Please note that students must receive prior permission from instructors to submit the same or substantially overlapping material for two different assignments. Submission of the same work for two assignments without prior permission is plagiarism.

Writing Center: Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the university writing center, located at 71 Fifth Avenue, 9th floor (Between 14th and 15th Streets). To make an appointment, you can e-mail the writing center at writingcenter@newschool.edu or call 212.229.5121. For further information, please visit the Writing Center website. 

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