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Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility

Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility

Academic Integrity

Bentley students and faculty are held to the highest standards of ethical behavior and moral conduct. Faculty are expected to adhere to Bentley’s Ethics policy and the ethics conventions of their disciplines. Each student is expected to abide by the Honor Code and to become familiar with the entire Academic Integrity System.

The Academic Integrity Director is Chris Beneke, Associate Professor of History. The Director is appointed by the Provost; works with academic departments and the student organizations to implement proactive education and prevention related to issues of academic integrity; reports to the Deans Council; oversees the academic integrity process to insure its adherence to the spirit and letter of Bentley’s Academic Integrity System; and, consults frequently with faculty, students, and the Academic Integrity Council. For questions, or to provide information, regarding academic integrity at Bentley, please call 781-891-2844 or email

In addition to educational and prevention activities, the Director organizes and works with Bentley’s Academic Integrity Council, advises students about the academic integrity policy, oversees case management (including meeting with students and faculty, investigations of suspected AI violations), and maintains electronic and paper files related to all academic integrity proceedings.

Bentley Academic Incident Report

The purpose of the Academic Incident Report is to report alleged violations of Bentley’s Academic Integrity System. Its contents must be discussed between the professor (or reporting person) and the student. It contains the allegation(s) as well as the recommended sanction to be imposed. If the student does not agree with the allegations and/or the sanction, the student may request an academic integrity hearing, which is made up of three faculty members and two students. The hearing panel will make a determination as to guilt and an appropriate sanction. Once faculty and student have filled out the incident report, it should be sent via hard copy to the Academic Integrity Administrator, Karen Hovsepian, Smith 417 OR emailed via scanned file to