OverviewUnit 3: Academic Integrity and Ethical ConductTopicsResearch and writing with academic integrityDefining and explaining plagiarismAPA formatNetiquetteLearning ObjectivesBy the end of this Unit, you will be able to:1.Examine plagiarism and provide specific methods for avoiding it.2.Evaluate a case study for plagiarism issues.3.Reflect on netiquette as it relates to peer assessment.4.Recognize and prepare basic APA citations and references.TasksPeer assess Unit 2 Written AssignmentRead the Learning Guide and the Reading AssignmentParticipate in the Discussion Assignment (post, comment, and rate inthe Discussion Forum)Complete an entry in the Learning JournalTake the Self-QuizTake the Graded QuizOverviewIntroductionThis week, we are going to discuss a very important topic: plagiarism andacademic integrity. In order to become a fully effective student at Universityof the People, you must understand and agree to adhere to the policies andprinciples of ethical academic conduct, as defined by the university. Thisstatement of Academic Integrity and the Code of Conduct that definesexpectations for student behavior is found in the course catalog. If you havenot yet, we encourage you to see out thecurrent course catalog, availableon the UoPeople website, and review the Code of Academic Integrity locatedunder Academic Policies.
Each time you log on to the online campus, you pledge the following:“Through the entry of my username and password, I affirm that I am the studentwho enrolled in this course for the duration of the entire term. Furthermore, I affirmthat I understand and agree to follow the regulations regarding Academic Integrityand Code of Conduct described in the Catalog; I promise not to participate in anyform of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to plagiarism, copying,cheating, and/or the submission of work other than my own. Failure to abide by theregulations may result in disciplinary action up to expulsion from the university."OverviewPlagiarismExcelsior College OWL: What is PlagiarismIt is crucial to remember the policies concerning plagiarism and to develop asolid understanding of what constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism is the use ofsomeone else’s words or work without giving appropriate credit.ReadCollege Success.Chapter 6, Section 6.5 The Honest Truth.Alternately, you can read theWhat is Plagiarism?Transcript [PDF].Licenses and AttributionsExcelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL):Avoiding PlagiarismLicense:CC-BY-4.0OverviewHow to Avoid PlagiarismUtilizing quality and objective sources, and citing these sources using APAstandards, will help you to adhere to the standards of academic integrity andthe code of conduct. Correctly citing and referencing are your best defenseagainst accidental plagiarism, so this week we will continue to work ondeveloping APA skills. We will also discuss other strategies to avoidplagiarizing, and consider the ethical implications of cheating.