Academic dishonesty is any fraud associated with the implementation of tests, academic papers, essays, or exams. It means several occasions involving several cheating methods. They may include plagiarism, which is the reproduction of the work of another author without attribution. It is also the falsification of data, information, or references to sources in the paper. Providing false information to the teacher is also considered to be cheating. It might be an attempt by a student to get help with written work so that the teacher or examiner does not find out. Moreover, “failing to report any previous academic work presented at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity” (Brandman University). Besides, copying and pasting from the Internet without referring to the source used in a paper, self-citation without written permission, or incorrect submitting material are also cheating methods.
There was no part of the policy that was a surprise, as everything seems logical. I agree with all statements as academic dishonesty has many effects on students, teachers, educational institutions, and the system. Academic dishonesty is documented in all types of educational institutions from elementary school to post-graduate degrees. Dishonesty can bring adverse outcomes to the reputation of the university. Academic scandals affect institutions which may become unattractive for sponsors, applicants, and especially potential employers. Conversely, a good university’s reputation with a low level of academic dishonesty can contribute to an increase in the number of applications and grants. Ultimately, academic dishonesty destroys the academic world. False publications that have not been officially recalled may remain a problem for many years: such papers keep being cited in other articles and books. It impedes the education’s primary mission – the transmission of scientific knowledge. Academic dishonesty creates a discouraging atmosphere for the whole learning process, and students who do not cheat.
“Graduate Credit-Hour Academic Policies and Procedures” Brandman University, 2020. Web.