Student Code of Academic Integrity
What are at least 2 examples of violations of the student code of academic integrity?
Academic integrity violations occur in many forms as presented by (University of Phoenix 36). Some of the examples of academic integrity violations are plagiarism, unauthorized assistance, and misrepresentation.
Plagiarism involves intentional or unintentional use of another person’s idea or words in academic work. The actions that amount to plagiarism comprises of exact copying or paraphrasing of information without acknowledging the source through proper citation and presenting work for grading that has been wholly or partly prepared by the third party.
Unauthorized assistance entails purchasing the assistance services such as having someone complete student’s exam or using sources that have not been authorized by the professor in the completion of particular academic work.
Misrepresentation occurs when the student represents false situations to the faculty to justify their absence or to request for a make-up exam.
Why is integrity important in both academic and professional life?
As a student, integrity is important because it will be reflected in my degree. Secondly, having academic integrity means I will earn the trust of my professor as well as from my fellow students. As a professional, academic integrity is fundamental since employers prefer to work with graduates who are honest. Being an integrity professional will also come with a lot of benefits such as being considered for promotions and appointments to lead organization teams and groups.
How do you put integrity into practice in both your academic and professional life?
In both academic and professional life, I will demonstrate integrity by being honesty in learning, researching and providing services. I will also observe trust, respect, and fairness and undertake all my responsibilities without seeking unjustifiable help.