Ethics in Academics

1315 Words Sep 6th, 2007 6 Pages
Ethics In An Academic Environment
Attending The University of Phoenix, we are required in Gen 300 to write a research paper on Ethics In An Academic Environment. In this research paper, you will be able to understand the ethics and environment and how they both are in our everyday surroundings. We will also explain how Ethics in an Environment affects everyone on a day-to-day basis whether good or bad. Ethics in an Academic Environment plays a very important part of our lives. Ethics is the discipline dealing with what is good and bad, and with moral duty and obligation. Environment is the circumstances, objects, or conditions by which one is surrounded. (Dictionary, ). Dealing with morals can be reflected if you are making the
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One aspect of Ethics in Academics is academic dishonesty, or cheating. Studies have shown that students are more accepting of cheating. Most feel the pressure to succeed, so they will do things that they know should not be done. Socrates believed that this form of ethics, "knowing what we ought to do," can be taught. ( Carroll, A.) Today 's society is teaching children that the need to get ahead is greater than character development. Others feel cheating is a mind-set and that mind-set makes a difference between being taught and actually learning.
With the aid of modern technology, cheating is easier to get away with. (Eberhardt, 1) Camera cell phones, laptops, and Ipods are some of the tools enabling students to cheat and even plagiarize. "The rational incentives to cheat have grown dramatically." Glater. J.) Whatever the reason, academic dishonesty is receiving more and more attention especially on the college level. This puts teachers in a dilemma to thwart attempts by banning cell phones, disabling the internet in classrooms, or even developing ways to check for plagiarism. Until we come up with a no tolerance attitude about cheating, students will continue to use it as a way to get ahead.
Team communication means being a good learner and listener. Teams need to be ready to setup and start learning how to provide feedback to their team members. Communication
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