Code of Ethics

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Code of Ethics

  1. 1. <ul><li>“ As teachers, professors encourage the free pursuit of learning in their students.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Faculty Code of Ethics and Professional Standards, Saddleback College, 1998. </li></ul>Introduction
  2. 2. <ul><li>1. Students and teachers are expected to engage in honest academic discourse via the online portal. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Students and teachers will have honest and frequent collaboration on a wide range of academic issues pertaining to their course. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Students and teachers will treat each other professionally, with courtesy and respect. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Students will give every effort to complete the coursework honestly and according to the requirements of the instructor's syllabus. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Teachers will give every effort to provide guidance and assistance through the coursework, utilize technology to promote ongoing collaboration, and provide alternative explanations when appropriate. </li></ul>Objectives
  3. 3. <ul><li>Students will refrain from engaging in academic dishonesty. According to the San Juan Delta College web site, academic dishonesty &quot;consists of any deliberate attempt to falsify, fabricate or otherwise tamper with data, information, records, or any other material that is relevant to the student's participation in any course, laboratory, or other academic exercise or function&quot; (San Juan Delta College, 2010). </li></ul>Academic Dishonesty
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Most attempts [at academic dishonesty] fall into one or more of three categories: plagiarism , cheating , and other academic misconduct ” (San Juan Delta College, 2010). </li></ul>Academic Dishonesty
  5. 5. <ul><li>the intentional passing of someone else’s work as your own. </li></ul><ul><li>the intentional use of someone else’s work without giving proper credit for that use. </li></ul><ul><li>purchasing someone else’s work and passing it off as your own. </li></ul><ul><li>is condemned by academic institutions worldwide. </li></ul>Plagiarism – some facts
  6. 6. <ul><li>the intentional use of assistance on academic exams or coursework where such assistance is forbidden. </li></ul><ul><li>assistance could take the form of notes on an exam, observing someone else’s exam, or in the online course, using the internet dishonestly in the execution of the online coursework. </li></ul><ul><li>is more prevalent today than in years past. Between 75% and 98% of college students surveyed admitted to cheating at least once in high school (Cheating Fact Sheet, 1999). </li></ul><ul><li>most often occur in math and science courses. </li></ul>Cheating – some facts
  7. 7. <ul><li>may include: </li></ul><ul><li>misrepresenting identification or credentials in an effort to enhance a grade or other materialistic gain (San Juan Delta College, 2010). </li></ul><ul><li>using the internet to surreptitiously gain assistance in an online academic endeavor. </li></ul><ul><li>falsifying data or information to secure materialistic gain from faculty. </li></ul><ul><li>academic collusion with other students that results in the advancement of grades or agenda of one or both students. </li></ul>Other Academic Misconduct
  8. 8. <ul><li>could have criminal connotations and consequences in certain situations. </li></ul><ul><li>can include misusing current or future technologies to clandestinely further student’s agenda. </li></ul>Other Academic Misconduct
  9. 9. <ul><li>Online Teachers shall: </li></ul><ul><li>demonstrate the highest levels of academic honesty and integrity in their online courses. </li></ul><ul><li>utilize existing and emerging technologies for the advancement of online education. </li></ul><ul><li>collaborate with students on an at least weekly basis, to give them focus and direction with the coursework. </li></ul><ul><li>provide an online environment of cooperation, free from bias and harassment, and foster an attitude of inclusion, especially among those students with special needs. </li></ul>Code of Ethics - Teachers
  10. 10. <ul><li>Online Teachers shall: </li></ul><ul><li>ensure that ALL students have the same opportunities to participate in the online coursework. </li></ul><ul><li>foster an environment of inclusion for all students, regardless of disposition. </li></ul><ul><li>discuss and implement modifications needed for students with special needs. </li></ul>Code of Ethics – Teachers (Cont.)
  11. 11. <ul><li>Online Students shall: </li></ul><ul><li>strive to uphold the highest levels of academic honesty and integrity in their online courses. </li></ul><ul><li>utilize provided technologies to engage in constant research and dialogue with online instructors and with other online students. </li></ul><ul><li>not intentionally plagiarize previously published or unpublished works. Unintentional plagiarizing shall be likewise investigated and decided on a case-by-case basis. </li></ul><ul><li>not harass, intimidate, or otherwise engage in academic behavior unbecoming an online scholar. </li></ul>Code of Ethics - Students
  12. 12. <ul><li>Academic Dishonesty - Definition . (n.d.). San Joaquin Delta College . Retrieved April 30, 2010, from http://www.deltacollege.edu/dept/ar/catalog/cat0809/1841.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Cheating Fact Sheet - RESEARCH CENTER - Cheating Is A Personal Foul. (1999, March 1). Web Design - Glass Castle . Retrieved April 30, 2010, from http://www.glass-castle.com/clients/www-nocheating-org/adcouncil/research/cheatingfactsheet.html </li></ul>References
  13. 13. <ul><li>Davis, B. G. (2002, April 11). Tools for Teaching. Office of Educational Development . Retrieved April 27, 2010, from http://teaching.berkeley.edu/bgd/prevent.html </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Code of Ethics and Professional Standards. (1998, October 14). Saddleback College - Located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, California 92692 . Retrieved April 27, 2010, from http://www.saddleback.edu/gov/senate/acsen/acsen/ethics.html </li></ul>References

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