Female: Hi, my name is Leslie Schell.
Male: And I’m Joe Bunker.
Female: We are part of a group of librarians that created this slideshow on academic integrity.
Male: This presentation is an overview of the ASU Student Academic Integrity Policy. Academic integrity is being discussed in the ASU 101 course because the university recognizes that students come from many differing backgrounds.
Our purpose here is to help you understand the expectations of an academic culture. Be aware that as soon as you become a student of Arizona State University you are responsible for abiding by the code of conduct. This includes the Academic Integrity policy, which requires students to act with honesty and integrity and to respect the rights of others when carrying out all course assignments.
Female: Here are some examples of types of academic dishonesty that are addressed in the ASU Student Academic Integrity Policy. They range from taking a test for another person to using electronic devices for an evaluation or even failing to give proper credit to sources that you use from the Internet.
There are additional types of dishonest behavior included in the Student Academic Integrity Policy.
Male: Why should you act with academic integrity? Well, studies have shown that acting with integrity or doing the right thing can become a habit. In fact, research recently reported in the book, Psychology of Academic Cheating, details the 67 percent of high school students who had no cheating experience at the high school level did not cheat then at the university level.
So acting with integrity in high school will affect how you act in college. Likewise, acting with integrity in college is one pattern that will strengthen your resolve to do the right thing at work and in life after you graduate from Arizona State University.
Female: Again, you’re in the process of solidifying values now that will play a key role in your life at college and as citizens. This is the time to establish a habit of ethical behavior that will guide your personal and professional life.
Male: Keep in mind that there may be both short and long-term consequences for academic dishonesty at Arizona State University.
Female: Make sure you know all of the policies and expectations of the instructor teaching the class and of the department offering the course.
For example, if the course is a computer programming course, does the instructor expect you to write programs with others or is all work to be done individually.
Male: The key thing to keep in mind is when you don’t know ask your professor first. Can you work with another person or is all work supposed to be done individually. Again, if you don’t know, ask your professor.
There are both short term and long-term consequences for dishonest behavior. These consequences range from having to redo an assignment with a lower grade value to failing an assignment, or most severely, to receiving an XE grade designation.
Female: The XE designation appears on your official transcript with a notation, “Failure due to academic dishonesty.” While you are in college a designation of XE would keep you from participating in extracurricular activities like student clubs.
Male: The University views the XE grade designation very seriously. Keep in mind that such a designation on your transcript may only be removed by petition and on a decision from the dean or director of your program.
Female: Expectations may differ from one course to another. For example, here are two excerpts from ASU course syllabi that explain what each instructor expects.
For the first course, an English 102 course, the instructor wants you to know that he does not want you to use a paper that you wrote for another class in his course.
In the second example the instructor is warning students that they will be held to a high standard in taking test and that rules will be enforced.
Male: While the student code of conduct applies to all students of Arizona State University, keep in mind that departments and colleges may have additional policies and penalties, especially when students demonstrate a pattern of academic dishonesty.
Female: Here is an example of a departmental policy from the School of Family and Social Dynamics. Academic dishonesty has serious consequences and can lead to course failure, denial of registration in courses in the college, probation, disqualification by the student’s college or dismissal.
Male: Again, you are responsible for knowing the specific academic honesty policies for your course, program and college. Integrity is what we do, what we say and what we say we do. Academic integrity – it matters.
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