Academic Integrity Violations Essay
According to Charles A. Perkins, Ph.D. and Anne A. Skleder, Ph.D, “most systems presume that the great majority are honorable and honest and that the Code is in place to punish violators.
This approach is faulty because it is based upon the (false) presumption that the rules are understood and built on a foundation well established prior to arriving at college.” Students come to college with bad habits developed in high school regarding their completing their schoolwork honestly. Also, many already feel that cheating can be justified on a case-by-case basis, so honor codes do not actually dissuade them from doing it. Also, I do not feel that it is the place of colleges to impose moral standards on their students. For example, the students at Brigham Young University face regulations on every part of their lives, from their academic work, to their personal appearance, to their sexual expression. According to Stanley Fish in his work Save the World On Your Own Time, this type of education is not the university’s job, “the practices of responsible citizenship and moral behavior should be encouraged in our young adults, but it’s not the business of the university to do so” (Fish 67). If honor codes tread into this territory, it serves the exact opposite of its intended purpose. Honor codes made to protect the integrity of the university will actually undermine it when they try to teach morality. Fish calls professors who try to cultivate.Academic Integrity Violations Essay
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