TheNational American University academic dishonesty policy describes thecommitment of universities to help students uphold academicintegrity. Dishonesty in learning institutions is seen when onecheats in tests, assignments, and helping others with their classwork (Mulatu Bachore, 2014). The following is a summary of theNational American University student handbook.
Thefirst form of academic dishonesty is cheating this is usingunauthorized assistance in examination or assignments. Many studentstend to freak out during examinations hence they engage in cheating.Examples include cheating in tests, copying a test before it is givento students and copying fellow students.
Thesecond dishonesty method is plagiarism, which is using language,ideas or data of another individual or sources without correctacknowledgment. Proper citations are important to avoid plagiarism.Examples of plagiarism are copy pasting from other sources into theassignment.
Thethird method is fabrication and falsification, which refers tosubmitting altered information in academic assignments (MulatuBachore, 2014). Examples include giving false data in the tasks orchanging the results in a practical procedure to suit one’sconclusion. Teachers should carefully look at the assignments ofstudents to detect any form of dishonesty.
Multiplesubmissions refer to submitting a work more than once to get extracredit. It is not allowed because every student should focus onproviding quality assignments to their teachers, the first time theyhandle tasks (Mulatu Bachore, 2014). It is a malpractice that needsto be avoided to ensure fairness in the academic excellence.
Academicdishonesty complicity is helping other students to commit cheating intheir assignments and exams. The student helping others in cheatingalso needs to face punishment to ensure they do not repeat suchmistakes again (Mulatu Bachore, 2014). The university administrationshould enforce rules that will ensure ethical behavior amongstudents. Various penalties should be given to students who break therules set by the school concerning dishonesty.
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