There are many forms of academic integrity which may include cheating; which may consist of knowingly or unknowingly using information from other study materials in any academic exercise; fabrication; which provides for invention or falsification of citation or data in educational practice, misinterpretation of academic records; which includes tampering or misrepresenting any academic document, plagiarism; which means using other people’s scholarly work as yours or using ideas, research results as yours in an academic exercise. Timothy Sunny’s work would be fair to say that it has academic integrity violations. Safe assign shows that his resume and, more specifically, the part that summarizes qualifications has a similarity index of 86%. A similarity index is a form of plagiarism, and at all times, it should be at zero percentage to show that the work submitted is entirely original. Since Timothy Sunny’s work has a similarity index of 86%, it offers a high probability of plagiarism, a severe form of academic integrity violation.
According to the UTA student conduct website, plagiarism may include making minor variations in academic work and then omitting to give credit to the author or the source. The safe-assign of Timothy’s work shows that the first match entry is plagiarized since it is somehow similar to Jane Doe’s work which was submitted to safe-assign earlier. In his work, Timothy made a few changes, like replacing appropriate with challenging, replacing diverse with unique, and adding the word mentor just after educator. Even though Timothy made these changes, he failed to give credit to Jane Doe, which resulted in plagiarism. The same thing happened to the third match entry, a source by Jim Doe.