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Unformatted text preview: Ethics and Professional Communication Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Ethics & Communication Ethics & Communication Ethics is “the general and systematic study of what ought to be the grounds and principles of right and wrong human behavior.” Richard Johannesen The moral compass that guides a person or group’s behavior. Dilemma = situation that demands you QuickTime™ and a make a choice among equally undesirable TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. alternatives How does this relate to our classroom? What expectations do you have for your classmates (speakers and audience)? Ethics & Professional Ethics & Professional Communication
1. Take Responsibility for your own Communication
Disclosure Effect = Intent 1. Tolerance & Respect for Other’s Communication
Give the benefit of the doubt Ethics = shades of gray 1. Speak with Commitment & Will
You often know what is right Ethics > Power QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Academic Integrity Academic Integrity “There is nothing wrong with cheating other than the risk of getting caught.” “Most students who cheat are unethical people.” Discrepancy?? 2001 UT Survey @ Academic Dishonesty Scholastic Dishonesty Scholastic Dishonesty Risks academic consequences fail assignment, class, degree can be revoked You have a reputation to uphold People want to work with people they trust Risks professional consequences Risks lifelong consequences poor ethics will haunt you Types of Scholastic Dishonesty Types of Scholastic Dishonesty
CHEATING PLAGIARISM Includes Easy to Avoid! Copying from others Using “cheat sheets” Not following test instructions Buying, stealing, selling tests Coordinating w/ others on individual work Giving test info to someone who hasn’t taken the test yet Fuzzy at times Occasionally unintentional “Any use of another’s work & submitting that work as one’s own” (whole or part) QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Scholastic Dishonesty Scholastic Dishonesty Plagiarism plagiarism is defined by EFFECT not intent Blatant plagiarism any intentional use of another’s work as own Rules work the same for speaking and writing Scholastic Dishonesty Scholastic Dishonesty Avoiding plagiarism Group: Cite orally… in outlines… in visual aids Individual: Cite orally… in outlines… in visual aids Do not use readymade speeches Do not adapt work (even yours) When in doubt, cite (or ask)
Citing makes me sound smart too.
QuickTime ™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Scholastic Dishonesty Scholastic Dishonesty Unintentional plagiarism Paraphrasing: own words, citation Mistakes in paraphrasing remove quotation marks alter wording, not structure Not citing at all What Do You Need to Cite? What Do You Need to Cite? Proprietary knowledge Copyrighted information Information belonging to other Ex: facts, statistics, models, ideas, opinion & analysis Legal right to material Anything that makes you unsure
What is accumulated knowledge? QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. EXCUSES! EXCUSES!
QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. “No harm, No foul.” “I’m not doing it for me.” “I didn’t want to, but I had no choice.” “If my circumstances were different…”
Pleading ignorance will get you no where. The pressure you face now will only get worse. Hall of Shame Hall of Shame Jason Blair, New York Times Joe Biden (D), Delaware Ethics of an Audience Ethics of an Audience Presence: Show up for others. Attention: Pay attention, be mindful; it is your responsibility to provide constructive feedback. Stay for everyone: Do not leave in the middle
QuickTime TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor Feedback: Provide verbal and ™ and a are needed to see this picture. nonverbal feedback. Final Thoughts Final Thoughts Your view of ethics carry over into your professional and personal life Consequences: Good & Bad Make vigilant choices! Review: Chapter 3 Review: Chapter 3 What is the relationship between ethics and communication? What are some guidelines for communicating ethically in professional life? Define academic integrity and scholastic dishonesty. How can unintentional plagiarism be avoided? What are the differences in common knowledge, propriety knowledge, and accumulated knowledge? Describe ways to be an ethical audience member. Additional Resources Additional Resources
How to cite General Guidelines General Guidelines Give the author of the source Give the name of the publication Give the date of the publication Frontload your citations Simplify web citations Speaking Ethically Speaking Ethically
When using someone else’s words Direct Quotation: = use a person’s exact words in quotation marks NEED TO: cite your source Paraphrase: = use relevant idea (your words) NEED TO: cite your source QuickTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Direct Quotation Direct Quotation In paper or speech outline: In his June 1998 article entitled “Germ Crazy in Health magazine, Dr. Jerry Goldberg specifically suggests, “not all antibacterial products actually help prevent disease. In fact, some can even make the germs more resistant.” Bibliographic citation: Goldberg, J. (1998, June). Germ Crazy. Health Magazine, 5, 1215. Paraphrase Paraphrase In paper or speech outline: According the website eatright.org the American Dietetic Association maintains that vegetarianism is not only healthful and adequate, but can also helps in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Bibliographic citation: American Dietetic Association (2000, January). Position of the American Dietetic Association: Vegetarian diets. American Dietetic Association [online] http://www.eatright.roq/adap1197.html [accessed on February 2, 2000]. And more… And more… Complete Ethics handout on Blackboard Go to COURSE DOCUMENTS >> Ethics Handout ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2009 for the course CMS 306M taught by Professor Gomez during the Fall '06 term at University of Texas.
- Fall '06