Academic Integrity : The Moral Code Or Ethical Policy Of Academia

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Shivang Parikh March 12, 2017 Q-course Section I Academic integrity is the moral code or ethical policy of academia. This includes values such as avoidance of cheating or plagiarism; maintenance of academic standards; honesty and rigor in research and academic publishing (Wikipedia). Academic integrity reminds students to work honestly without any type of cheating. Plagiarism is one way that breaks academic integrity. Plagiarism is when you take someone’s else’s work or idea without giving them credit or taking it and claiming it as your own. There are several examples of plagiarism. First, you copy down someone else’s work and submit that work as your own. Another example, is that you use information from an online…show more content…
I know that this concept is important to university because they have it listed in their standards. There is a judiciary committee to handle this issue. Academic integrity is important to the university and it is listed in its mission statement. Every course syllabus reminds us about it and there are procedures set to deal with this issue. Academic integrity is needed so that students can show their full potential and don’t take shortcuts. Without academic integrity, people would just cheat on assignments and that wouldn’t be fair to students who put 100% of their own hard work into the assignment. Also, the university has a reputation to uphold. If students were just submitting dishonest work, the university’s reputation would be ruined. Also, the university and students’ creditability would be destroyed. Without this policy it will be easy for everyone to get all A’s without putting much effort into their work. Then students wouldn’t learn the techniques and skills needed for their future careers. Studying honestly students will get used to hard work and will be better prepared for their future. University wants to enforce strict policy for academic standards for students so that the grades show true potential. When company hires an employee, they consider student’s grades and it should reflect the true ability of a student. The
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