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Unformatted text preview: To receive credit for SGS101, you must: you Register for the course Register Show your student card and sign-in at the tables outside the lecture hall – if you haven’t already done so, DO THIS NOW! haven’t Attend the full three hours Attend Write the quiz Write Achieve at least 7/10 on the quiz Achieve SGS101 – Part 1 Academic Integrity Academic Doug Welch Sep 23, 2008 “What’s in it for me??” Your effort and expertise is rewarded. Your degree maintains its value. Employers can rely on your credentials. Researchers can rely on existing Researchers research. research. Public confidence in independent scholarly Public work is maintained. work Principles Principles High standard of integrity required Same policy applies to all students all Expectations and obligations well-defined Expectations well-defined Procedures clearly described Procedures clearly Procedures fair Procedures fair Policies have force of law Policies force Appeals process exists “Defence in depth” You! Your Supervisor Your Associate Chair/Graduate Advisor Your Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) The Academic Integrity Officer Ombuds (Judicial Review) Academic Dishonesty Academic Plagiarism is the most common form but NOT Plagiarism the only form (ATK will give examples) (ATK A common element of academically-dishonest common acts is deception acts Any action involving an element of fraud with Any respect to your academic activities is an act of academic dishonesty academic Non-academic actions fall under the Student Non-academic Code of Conduct (or other policies) Code Plagiarism Many, many forms Many, Academic Integrity Policy gives many Academic examples of what may constitute plagiarism plagiarism Underlying principle: There must be NO Underlying ambiguity regarding what is your work and what has been done by others what Bibliography is NOT enough Bibliography NOT “Common Knowledge” One exception to the need to always cite One sources is “common knowledge” (CK) sources CK is usually not anyone’s work, is known CK by many/most people by Examples: The Earth orbits the Sun Ontario’s Provincial Bird is the Common Loon There are seven days in a week “Common Knowledge” Another attribute of common knowledge is Another some piece of information which is not in dispute. dispute. When in doubt, provide a citation!!! Hearings Hearings Faculty Adjudicator (Graduate) Notification Formal hearing Burden of proof is a “civil” standard “preponderance of the evidence” preponderance (NOT “beyond a reasonable doubt”!) Adjudicator issues finding (and determines Adjudicator penalty if the student is found guilty) penalty Common (Unsuccessful) Common Explanations Explanations “My English isn’t very good and what I My found in the book/paper/website was written very well and said exactly what I wanted to say.” wanted Regardless of whether or not your English is Regardless your first language, you are required to do required your own work and write your own assignments to the best of your ability. assignments Common (Unsuccessful) Explanations Explanations “Transcribing the text into my paper was a Transcribing lot of work and I should get partial credit for that.” for Transcribing (without attribution) is a crystalclear example of plagiarism. No credit will clear No be given for transcription at the graduate level. Graduate students are expected to make intellectual contributions to the work they do. they Common (Unsuccessful) Explanations Explanations “This practice was acceptable at my last This institution.” institution.” The standards at your previous institution The may have been different. NO allowance is NO made for the standards of other institutions. The standard expected at McMaster is that articulated in Academic Integrity Policy. Integrity Common (Unsuccessful) Explanations Explanations “My instructor thought that what I did was My okay and/or should be given partial credit.” okay Bad advice from instructors is obviously not Bad helpful! Nevertheless, you have a you responsibility to understand academic integrity independent of your instructor. (In such a case you might still be guilty of an academic offence, but the penalty might take the bad advice into account.) take Common (Unsuccessful) Explanations Explanations “Everyone else does it. It is unfair that I Everyone got caught and am getting punished.” got At a hearing, the only issue being At considered is whether or not you committed an academic offence. committed Common (Unsuccessful) Explanations Explanations “I’m sorry. I did it. It was wrong. It will I’m never happen again.” never If you did indeed commit an academic If offence and recognize it, this is certainly a reasonable plea. It won’t, however, forestall a hearing, a finding and a penalty. forestall Bottom Line(s) Bottom You are responsible for your actions your actions Read the Academic Integrity Policy Read Academic Seek clarification from your instructor or Seek supervisor when you are unsure supervisor If you are still unsure, ask someone else If who is responsible for knowing these answers answers Ask for written response/e-mail ...
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