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ACADEMIC HONESTY What it is and Why it matters?


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To give an overview of Academic Honesty e.g. plagiarism, Citation to the High school students with real life consequences examples

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ACADEMIC HONESTY What it is and Why it matters?

  1. 1. ACADEMIC HONESTY What it is and Why it matters? 23rd March, 2016 Zakir Hossain Teacher-Librarian
  2. 2. Snapshot 3 Academic Honesty EIS HCMC Academic Honesty Policy Academic Dishonesty Plagiarism & Cheating A Few Recent Headlines about Plagiarism & Cheating Why do people plagiarize? Instances of plagiarism and their consequences What can you do?
  3. 3. Academic Honesty? 3 Academic honesty is a ‘code of conduct’ that consists of six values- Honesty Trust Fairness Respect Courage Responsibility ©International Centre for Academic Integrity
  4. 4. EIS Academic Honesty Policy & Procedures At the EISHCMC we have a policy called the Academic Honesty Policy and Procedures. This policy explains how we handle instances of plagiarism within our school. The policy is available on our LRC website.
  5. 5. Academic dishonesty? 3 Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to: • Plagiarism in Papers & Assignments • Unauthorized Communication during Assessments • Misrepresenting Academic Accomplishments • Collusion • Hoarding or Damaging Library/School Materials • Forging a Signature
  6. 6. The act of presenting another’s work or ideas as your own. Source: What is Plagiarism?
  7. 7. Types of Plagiarism Fraud (intentional) Failure to cite information (intentional/ unintentional) Failure to quote (intentional/ unintentional)
  8. 8. Intentional or Not? Unintentional plagiarism can be: Patch-writing (using sections of writing copied from a variety of sources, linked together with additional sentences. This is considered plagiarism unless all directly quoted text is indicated with quotation marks and citation ) Failing to cite a source (In-Text Citation, Bibliography or Sources Cited) • Failing to use quotation marks (“ around directly quoted text”)
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  10. 10. Intentional plagiarism is: Buying or Copying Papers content/uploads/2012/06/money.png
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  12. 12. What is cheating? homeworks-and-exams/
  13. 13. Cheating is getting unauthorized help on an assignment, quiz or exam
  14. 14. A few recent Headlines about Plagiarism & Cheating
  15. 15. German School Confirms Politician's Plagiarism Wall Street Journal - Patrick Mcgroarty - 3 days ago BERLIN—Germany's controversial ex-defense minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg plagiarized swathes of his doctoral thesis "intentionally ... Lady Gaga faces possible plagiarism lawsuit for 'Judas' single - Peter Buchanan - 1 day ago This isn't the first time Lady Gaga has faced plagiarism charges. “Born This Way” has been accused of ripping off Madonna's “Express Yourself” and ... Prof. found guilty of plagiarism MSU State News - 19 Apr 2011 After nearly eight months of investigation, MSU professor Sharif Shakrani was found guilty of plagiarism in findings released by a campus investigative ...
  16. 16. George Harrison of the Beatles was successfully sued for plagiarism. The Black Eyes Peas were sued successfully for plagiarism. +TV+Launch+Party+BLACK+EYED+XH8Gvnj6zkEl.jpg
  17. 17. Canada opposition party accuses PM of plagiarism The Associated Press - Sep 30, 2008
  18. 18. Why do people plagiarize ? q83DrLfnyQk/T_WKzgwb30I/AAAAAAAAAJ4/IbHgFiO2Uec/s1600/detective-online-fraud.jpg
  19. 19. Laziness: it’s easier and faster
  20. 20. Lack of good planning skills
  21. 21. Category 1 •Taking information from another source that is not properly cited. •Working with others on an assignment that was assigned as independent work. •Looking at another’s test / quiz / exam. •Letting another student look at your work during a test or quiz. •Using other secretive methods of receiving or giving information during a test / quiz / exam.
  22. 22. Category 1 Consequences Teachers will report the incident to the Head of Section and they will recommend the behavioral consequences. Any second infraction will result in a category two consequence (suspension), and an on-going pattern may lead to a recommendation for expulsion. Malpractice regarding academic work will be recorded in the semester/year end report card.
  23. 23. Category 2 1. Taking papers from the Internet, other publications or other students without proper citation. 2. Taking any part of a test to use or give to others. 3. Submitting as your own, any kind of work that has been written or produced by another (collusion).
  24. 24. 1. These incidents can be considered theft; 2. Students will not receive a grade or score for the work. 3. They will be expected to make up the work. Category 2 Consequences
  25. 25. Category 3 These incidents are extreme and you will be dealt with the School administration. Incidents include: 1. A repeated pattern of category 1 or 2 incidents. 2. Lying or deceit regarding academic work 3. Altering records 4. Stealing examinations or unauthorized materials
  26. 26. What can you do? 0/what-questions-will-I-ask-myself-tomorrow.jpeg
  27. 27. Begin Early Research takes time to search for, evaluate and read sources
  28. 28. Be organized! 1. Be well-informed about all major research projects 2. Check your agenda on a daily basis 3. Set realistic goals for finishing assignments
  29. 29. Plan Ahead Prioritize your time Plan the research assignment Read and interpret information Take brief notes
  30. 30. Create a Bibliography Make sure you: Immediately records all Internet sources used including photos and audio files Record the access date Know how to format the sources (MLA or APA)
  31. 31. Remember the following to avoid plagiarizing material: 1. Use quotation marks around direct quotes. 2. Use in-text citations (or footnotes) for all content that has been written or created by someone else, unless it is common knowledge. This applies to both direct quotations and paraphrased content. 3. Include the source in your bibliography or sources cited page at the end of the paper or project.
  32. 32. When in doubt, ask your Teacher/ Teacher-Librarian
  33. 33. Thomas, David (2005). Encouraging Academic Honesty Toolkit. Retrieved from References Josephson, Michael and Melissa Mertz (2004). Changing Cheaters: Promoting Integrity and Preventing Academic Dishonesty, Josephson Institute of Ethics. CHARACTER COUNTS! Retrieved from
  34. 34. Thank You Q & A