Department Policies

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the hospitality management department of New York City College of Technology is to provide students with a hospitality career education that integrates applied management practices and theory with liberal arts and sciences.  To fulfill its mission the department will:
offer a comprehensive applied management curriculum;
provide students with the necessary professional and communications skills for successful careers;
foster an understanding of social responsibility through involvement in community service.

NYC COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY POLICY ON ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources.  As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity.  Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and at New York City College of Technology and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion.  The complete text of the College policy on Academic Integrity may be found in the catalog.

STATEMENT ON PLAGIARISM
As stated in the College Catalog (page 64), “plagiarism is the act of presenting another person’s ideas, research, or writings as your own.”    Plagiarism will not be tolerated.

STATEMENT OF CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR
Each student has the right to study and learn in a comfortable, safe, supportive environment that promotes self-esteem— free of fear, humiliation, intimidation, offensive or suggestive language.

USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES
As stated in the Student Handbook (page 85), the use of cellular phones and audio equipment in all academic and study areas of the college are prohibited. Cellular phones, beepers, pagers, IPods, etc. must be turned off during class sessions.  Students are not permitted to take calls or text message during class or to leave the classroom during scheduled class time to conduct a conversation.  Students may not use their cell phones as calculators.

ORAL PRESENTATION STYLE STATEMENT:
The hospitality management department has developed a standardized format for all oral presentations.  Refer to oral presentation rating form and Effective Speaking Guidelines.

WRITING STYLE STATEMENT
The hospitality management department has developed a standardized format for all written assignments.  Written work must be prepared using APA Style Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th edition as a reference guide.  All editorial formats, abbreviations, use of statistics, graphs, citations and references must conform to APA style.  Footnotes are not permissible.  Visit the City Tech Library website for APA Style Guides.
Unless otherwise instructed, all papers are to be simply bound with a staple in the upper left-hand corner.  No report covers are to be used.  All papers must be computer generated, double-spaced on white bond or computer paper (8½” x 11″ with no holes), standard margins (1″ top x 1″ bottom x 1″ left x 1″ right), Courier or Times Roman typeface, 12 points.   Correct spelling, sentence structure and grammatical construction are expected.  Proofreading is a given!
Standard title (cover) page must include assignment name centered on the title page; one double space below, type student’s name; one double space below, type course title / section number; one double space below, type instructor’s name; one double space below, type due date; all entries are centered under assignment name.  Exceptions to standardized format: Memorandum follow a standard memo format.  Internship reports must be spiral bound.

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