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3-Handout_Ethics Activity - Chapter 3: Ethics and...

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Chapter 3: Ethics and Professional Communication Ethics : the general study of the principle of right and wrong. Dilemmas : a situation that demands that you make a choice among equally undesirable alternatives. Professional Communication Ethics Take responsibility for your own communication. Treat others’ communication with tolerance and respect. (A single incident of ethical failure does not make a person inherently unethical, and learning how to recover from ethical blunders is as important as our attempts to prevent them.) Speak with commitment; will yourself to consciously engage in communication behaviors that are right, not just easy or expedient. Academic Integrity UT defines scholastic dishonesty as “any act designed to give unfair advantage to the student.” (A more detailed definition is shown in Figure 3.3.) Although most people think cheating is wrong and that rules to prevent it are justified, they rationalize their own dishonesty in these ways: Denying an injury or victim (no harm, no foul)- Appealing to higher loyalties (cheating for a good purpose)- Denying personal responsibility (circumstances required it)- Condemning the condemner (authority figures forced cheating to happen)- Scholastic Dishonesty Scholastic dishonesty risks academic and professional consequences. Cheating: trying to get a
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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 at Austin.

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