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ENGR 1181 | Class 3: Ethics & Academic Integrity Academic Integrity Reading Assignment Learning Objectives To prepare for this class students should watch the Academic Misconduct Video, complete the Ethics Quiz and the Academic Integrity Quiz. After completing these preparation activities students will have a solid foundation to determine the ethical solution to a moral dilemma, as well as different ways to arrive at a conclusion. The core learning objectives for class 3 are as follow: 1. Define Ethics 2. Note the Importance of Academic Integrity 3. Develop a Process for Responding to Ethical Problems 4. Understand the Role of Engineering Codes of Ethics 1. Please view the following video: Here is a link the video on Academic Misconduct (8:34). 1. Introduction to COAM At Ohio State the Committee of Academic Misconduct (COAM), under the Office of Academic Affairs, "…is charged with maintaining the academic integrity of The Ohio State University by establishing procedures for and investigating all reported cases of alleged academic misconduct by students." ( ) The OSU Code of Student Conduct defines academic misconduct as "…any activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the University, or subvert the educational process." General examples of academic misconduct include (but are not limited to): Violation of course rules in the syllabus. Providing or receiving information during quizzes or exams submitting plagiarized work. Falsification, fabrication, or dishonesty in reporting research results. Engaging in activities that unfairly place other students at a disadvantage. You can read more about what specifically constitutes academic misconduct at COAMs website . Any cases of suspected misconduct must be reported to the University Committee on Academic Misconduct. Any students observing academic misconduct should report it to the course instructor. The role of the instructor is to provide the information to COAM regarding the suspected academic misconduct, and then COAM will decide if academic misconduct has occurred. The decision is not up to the instructor. Below is a flowchart explaining the process, as supplied by Dr. Tim Curry of COAM.
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ENGR 1181 Class 3: Ethics & Academic Integrity Academic Integrity Reading Assignment Academic Misconduct Case Flow Chart 3. Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Plagiarism is a broad topic, but it is defined by COAM as, "The representation of another's work or ideas as one's own. It includes the unacknowledged verbatim use and/or paraphrasing of another
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