Cronkite course policies

Academic integrity

The school has zero tolerance for academic dishonesty; academic integrity is enforced within every course and educational activity offered or sanctioned by the school. Any allegation of academic dishonesty will be referred to an appointed Academic Integrity Officer for investigation, with cases elevated to the school’s Standards Committee for review and recommendation to the dean of the school. If any student is found to have engaged in academic dishonesty in any form – including but not limited to cheating, plagiarizing and fabricating (see examples here) – that student shall receive a grade of XE for the class and may face suspension or expulsion from ASU.

At the beginning of every Cronkite class, every student must digitally sign their agreement to uphold Cronkite’s Commitment to Academic Integrity, as well as the ASU Academic Integrity Policy and the Student Honor Code. This agreement indicates that each student has read and understood the terms of academic integrity violations and all potential sanctions. Full information on Academic Integrity policies and procedures can be found on the ASU Provost’s site.

Diversity principles

The Cronkite School practices inclusivity in student, staff and faculty populations in order to create an academic environment that embraces diversity of thought and acceptance of all people regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation or societal, political, cultural, economic, spiritual or physical differences. Read the full policy at

ACEJMC values and competencies

As a member of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the Cronkite School is committed to classroom learning that achieves ACEJMC professional values and competencies. These include the core areas of freedom of speech, ethics, diversity, critical thinking, research, writing and use of tools and technologies related to the field. View a full list of ACEJMC values and competencies.

Disability accommodations

For special classroom accommodations, you must make a formal request through the university’s Student Accessibility and Inclusive Learning Services office (SAILS). Students must register with SAILS and meet with their assigned Accessibility Consultant (DAC) to establish eligibility and begin the interactive process to determine accommodations. If SAILS determines that a student is eligible for accommodations, SAILS will provide documentation to the Cronkite School, which will determine appropriate implementation. Students may contact SAILS at 480-965-1234 or

Religious accommodations

If you need to be absent from class due to a religious observance, notify your instructor at the beginning of the semester.

Sexual violence or harassment

Title IX is a federal law that provides that no person be excluded on the basis of sex from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity. Both Title IX and university policy make clear that sexual violence and harassment based on sex is prohibited. An individual who believes they have been subjected to sexual violence or harassed on the basis of sex can seek support, including counseling and academic support, from the university. If you or someone you know has been harassed on the basis of sex or sexually assaulted, you can find information and resources at As mandated reporters, instructors are obligated to report any information instructors become aware of regarding alleged acts of sexual discrimination, including sexual violence and dating violence. ASU Counseling Services, is available if you wish to discuss any concerns confidentially and privately. ASU online students may access 360 Life Services,

Social media guidelines

It’s important that you know how to use social media ethically and professionally. The Cronkite School has developed standards drawn from the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the Society of Professional Journalists. View the social media guidelines.

Building hours

The Cronkite Building is open during specific hours; those hours are posted at: However, The Library & Student Resource Center on the second floor of the building is accessible on a 24/7 basis. Students may use their ASU Sun Cards at the card reader outside the front entry, then sign in with security. The building is closed on university holidays, although students may enter on these days using their ASU Sun Cards. Students who need after-hours access to the third-floor edit bays in the Cronkite building should complete the After-hours Edit Bay Access Form.