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academic and personal integrity

Academic Integrity integrity is an ethical code of values used to ensure honesty in the pursuit of academic endeavors and secure the intrinsic value of an academic degree
Academic Integrity Values include 1.rejection of using dishonest means to improve one's academic record, such as cheating or plagiarism. 2.regard for respectable academic standards. 3.promotion of honesty and rigor in research and academic publishing.
Academic Dishonesty is the use of dishonest means to further a student's or peer's standing in an academic setting.
Forms of Academic dishonesty: Cheating Plagiarism Fabrication Sabotage
Cheating unauthorized use of information, devices, other persons, or sources to complete an academic activity or assignmentPlagiarism
Plagiarism Type of cheating in which a person uses the ideas, words, or creative endeavors (music, art, etc) of another person without acknowledging the original author (or artist)
Fabrication The deliberate alteration or creation of information in a academic document or activity Also known as falsification or misrepresentation
Sabotage Interference in the academic progress or success of others This is often accompanied by an intense competitive attitude or a lack of consideration for the success of others
Intentionality Intentionality Academic dishonesty does NOT require the act to be intentional. Ignorance is not accepted as an excuse for academic misconduct as many university's handbooks, websites, and admission programs include information on this topic.
(4)Areas of Academic Misconduct Unauthorized collaboration Exam / Test Dishonesty Plagiarism / Repeated use of materials Violating Copyright Laws Fabrication of data or information
Unauthorized Collaboration Also known as collusion (unauthorized collaboration)
collaboration It is the process of working with others to accomplish a task
Exam Dishonesty The use of inappropriate or unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in a test
Examples of Exam Dishonesty Copying from another's paper during a quiz/exam Giving or receiving assistance before, during, or after the quiz/test Obtaining unauthorized advance knowledge of questions on a quiz/exam Using unauthorized devices or procedures to achieve false scores
Plagiarism is the representation of someone else's words, ideas, or work as one's own without attribution or citation
what type can be plagiarized Any type of work can be plagiarized to include exams, papers, texts, computer programs, art, music, photography, videos, presentations, etc.
Repeated Use of Materials is the act of submitting work that was created for a previous course as new in another course.
Why do we document resources? Strengthens your work/writing Documenting Sources Shows Respect for Intellectual Property Citing is a service to the Reader Serious Consequences if you do not Document your Sources
Copyright Violations laws govern practices involving printed and electronic materials. This may include photocopying copyrighted printed materials, duplicating computer software, and reproducing graphic works (pictures, logos, designs, etc).
Fabrication of Data / Information Fabrication is the falsification, distortion, or invention of any information or citation in academic work. Examples include, but are not limited to, inventing a source, deliberately misquoting, or falsifying numbers or other data.
Contributing Factors in Academic Dishonesty Peer pressure – Performance anxiety – Justification/excuses – Stressors – Ignorance --
Consequences to the Individual (academic dishonesty) University Penalties - Damaged academic reputation – Social consequences – Lack of preparedness - Lowered self-esteem –
Consequences to the Profession (academic dishonesty (4)
Does Academic Integrity relate to Professional Integrity? Academic integrity can be a good predictor of professional integrity.
Does Academic Integrity relate to Professional Integrity? Research indicates that academic dishonesty is correlated with other forms of dishonesty and can lead to this behavior at home and in the workplace.
Ethics Ethics is a discipline which deals with what is good and bad, or a set of moral principles.
Personal ethics Behavior based on values or ideals and custom that are held in high regard by an individual or group of people. Often culturally based
Situational ethics ethics by which acts are judged within their contexts instead of by categorical principles.
Professional ethics Principles of conduct by a professional group or individual within a profession. Profession will often establish a code of conduct.
What are the different types of ethics? Personal ethics Situational ethics Professional ethics
Professional Ethics of Clinical Laboratory Professions The American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS): Professional Code of Ethics Pledge to the Profession All laboratory professionals have a responsibility for proper conduct toward the patient, colleagues and the profession, and society.
ASCLS Code of Ethics I. Duty to the Patient II. Duty to Colleagues and the Profession III. Duty to Society
As a clinical laboratory professional, I strive to:(1-3) Maintain and promote standards of excellence in performing and advancing the art and science of my profession. Preserve the dignity and privacy of others Uphold and maintain the dignity and respect of our profession
As a clinical laboratory professional, I strive to:(4-5) Seek to establish cooperative and respectful working relationships with other health professionals Contribute to the general well being of the community.
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