Enrichment For Academic Integrity : It Is An Epidemic That Has Spread Across Academia

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Enrichment for Academic Integrity It is an epidemic that has spread across academia. It is a serious problem that can be cured if the appropriate procedures are in place in order to prevent it. The disease has a name. It is referred to as “Plagiarism” and applies to academic integrity standards including the policies at Monroe Community College (MCC). Monroe Community College defines Plagiarism as, “offering the work of someone else as one’s own. The language or ideas thus taken from another person or source may range from isolated formulas, sentences, or paragraphs, speeches, or the writings of other students” (Monroecc.edu). The purpose of this paper is to reveal how Monroe Community College deals with the issue of academic integrity and offer additional solutions to be considered by MCC administration.
Presently MCC has an adequate policy for dealing with academic dishonesty beginning with a faculty member providing evidence that an occurrence has happened. MCC policy forbids disciplinary action against a student until after due process determines if the violation actually took place. According to the student handbook, “Thereafter if the student is found guilty, the faculty member shall assess a penalty within the course, consistent with the magnitude of the transgression. Such penalty may consist of a warning, reduction in passing grade for the course, or a grade of “F” for the course” (63). While current MCC policy is adequate, there is likewise room for improvement.…

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