Dear Faculty Colleague,

On behalf of Robert Wilson, Chair of the New Brunswick Faculty Council, Sam
Rabinowitz, Chair of the University Senate, and myself, I would like to invite you to the
2009 New Brunswick Faculty Council Teaching Conference, which is being cosponsored
this year by the University Senate. The conference will be held on Friday
October 2, in the Multipurpose Room of the Cook Campus Center, beginning with
breakfast at 8:30 am.

The conference this year will be dedicated to a discussion of academic integrity. It is
meant to kick off a University-wide discussion of the draft academic integrity policy
prepared by an ad-hoc committee of students, faculty, and staff from all three campuses.
Speakers will include myself, the Chair of the Academic Integrity committee, who will
briefly summarize the draft policy, and guests from Penn State and the University of
Maryland, who will speak about their respective academic integrity policies and
procedures. (Our draft policy incorporates major features of both of their policies.) There
will also be an open discussion of the draft policy led by a panel of faculty, students, and
staff from all three Rutgers campuses.

Please come, join the conversation, and share your views and experiences with regard to
academic integrity issues. In addition to inviting faculty and academic staff from all three
Rutgers campuses, we are inviting a number of student leaders and hope this will mark
the beginning of a lively, truly community-wide discussion of academic integrity at

Lunch will be provided. Register at:

Hope to see you on October 2nd,

Martha Cotter, Chair
Rutgers Academic Integrity Committee