April, 4, 2010
Academic dishonesty is basically when a student cheats or commits plagiarism. This is when you steal or borrow somebody else’s ideas. These ideas need not be published or cited. Academic dishonesty is also when a student commits fabrication, deception, bribery, sabotage, or cheating knowingly or unknowingly. That is why the University of Phoenix teaches its students the importance of academic integrity. Academic integrity is basically the first stone used to build a college or university. Academic dishonesty can have a negative reputation against the University of Phoenix. The teachers and students within these organizations must uphold certain standards to remain above the rest. My actions were done mistakenly but should have not been done at all because honesty is very important to the University of Phoenix mission especially to the task of research, learning, and teaching. Although I don’t believe this paper is necessary I do agree that honesty is a necessity if one wants to succeed in school as well as life. My dad always told me, “If you lie you will steal, and if you will steal you will kill.” Well I never considered myself a killer or a liar. The University of Phoenix has a code of honor that the students as well as the faculty must abide by for the success of the organization as well as our careers.
Honesty within my own life is very critical if I plan of learning. In order to grow into a better and smarter person I must be honest to myself as well as others including the University of Phoenix. I also feel like it is up to the professors to have a responsibility to get the message across to the students about the importance of academic dishonesty. To grow morally as an individual one must also be honest and know how to choose the correct way of doing things other than the wrong way. Honesty within your own self is important when it comes to learning in a class (University of San Diego, 1998).
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