There are five fundamental values that this academic community (your virtual classroom) expects. Honesty, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility and Trust. You can expect these traits in me and I will expect to see them demonstrated in your classroom behavior.
There are educational, occupational and personal benefits to academic honest behavior. This relationship is illustrated in the following associations which come from S. F. Davis from a 1998 Symposium at the American Psychological Association. Understanding is required for competence. Competence is required for success. Success is required for self-reliance. Self-reliance is required for happiness.
The University has certain expectations as to the civility of our campus community. Click here to view the civility statement. Be sure you understand the expectations which are described.
It is important for students to be aware of the expectations of IUPUI regarding individual course work, including written assignments and examinations. Your instructor has high expectations and will hold you to meet those expectations. You need to be aware of the rules which govern your behavior both on and off campus. Should you make a poor choice, you should be aware of the consequences of those actions. Lastly, you should know that your instructor has tools available through Oncourse which enable monitoring of your activity within the virtual classroom. These tools can be used as evidence of academic misconduct.
The following link explains plagiarism. click here There have been several occasions where students have copied and pasted from web sites and represented the work as their own. It is tempting. It is absolutely never allowed and has serious penalties (including expulsion from IUPUI). Be aware the your instructor can make use of www.turnitin.com. This software scans exams, papers and other student work which may have been plagiarized. Watch this short presentation for an explanation of authentic work.
Click here to see Indiana University policies regarding student conduct (online version).
Click here to see the IUPUI disciplinary procedures for academic misconduct.
Please be aware that facilitation - assisting others in inappropriate ways - is specifically mentioned in the code of conduct and can have serious penalties. Do not agree to assist students without knowing if your help is allowed by course rules or University guidelines.
Please consider that the information offered to you in this class will likely be important to you in some way in your future. Academic dishonesty limits the amount of actual learning you can accomplish and, therefore, may effect your job performance in the future - regardless of whether you are "caught" or not.