2 Academic Integrity Values: Honesty and Trust

Honesty: honest students respect college policies, follow the instructions of their professors and do their work on their own, without any unauthorized help. Dishonest behavior, such as lying, cheating, fraud, theft, impersonating another person, falsification of data and the like, are morally and ethically not acceptable to a person of integrity.

Scenario

Your friend asks you if you want to meet up and do an online quiz together. Somehow you feel uneasy about this. What should you do?

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Trust: if you are always honest, you will be able to build a relationship of trust both with your peers and with your instructors. Trust is established over time and is based mostly on your actions.

Scenario

Charlotte has a difficult time writing her essay. She asks you if she can just have a quick look at yours to see how you went about it. As she is your friend, you want to be helpful, and give it to her before you leave for your job. Charlotte is tired and thinks to herself: “I just want to be done with this. I’m going to change a few things. That should be enough to submit it.” Why do you think Charlotte made this choice?

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