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ILS2325 Economics of Sin: Academic Dishonesty

Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty is defined as "academic behavior that does not comply with stated assessment requirements and other institutional policies."

Administrative and Faculty Academic Dishonesty

Types of Academic Dishonesty:

> Plagiarism

> Fabrication

> Professorial Misconduct

Costs:

> Can lead to job loss

> Credibility is damaged

Benefits:

> Could be published in journals and magazines

> Receives praise for research, even though it is not their own

Sources:

NPR

NBER

Telegraph

Cyberspace: Academic Dishonesty

Students and Academic Dishonesty

Types of Academic Dishonesty:

> Cheating is "fraud, deceit, or dishonesty in an academic assignment, or using or attempting to use materials, or assisting others in using materials that are prohibited or inappropriate in the context of the academic assignment in question."

> Plagiarism is "use of intellectual material produced by another person without acknowledging its source."

Source: University of California--Berkeley

Fabrication is "cheating by faking results, as of an experiment, or otherwise “making up” something that one presents as true, factual, or real."

Source: University of Central Arkansas

> Complicity is "knowingly contributing to another’s acts of academic dishonesty."

> Multiple Submissions is "the submission of academic work for which academic credit has already been earned, when such submission is made without instructor authorization."

Source: University of Colorado--Denver

 

Costs:

>Cheating behavior in college tends to translate into cheating behavior in the workplace 

Benefits: 

>Higher grades

Sources: 

New York Magazine

Huffington Post

The Atlantic

The Guardian

Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright