Different academic integrity between schools in America and China
Academic integrity as a subject has been discussed very much over the last decade among faculties and administrators at many colleges and universities around the world. Honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility are the backbone and foundation of academic integrity (Kwong et al. p.2). Academic integrity is an essential part in the academic studying range, it is difference between the different cultures.
When I was in my first year of high school, there was an academic incident that happened. After getting three serious warnings, a student was expelled from the dean. This matter paid the deans, faculties, and students’ attentions. Later, the students’ organization made an event to encourage the students who would guarantee themselves to never cheat on exams to sign their names on a huge red flag and hang it in the middle building of the campus. Some students did sign it, but some of them did not sign. I still remember that I asked one of the students who did not sign the flag told me if he could conceal the cheating materials really carefully in exams, nobody would discover it. I was really shocked after I heard about this. And then, one year later, three students who were in my class got expelled because they copied others’ papers in the final exam. The only problem that led to this result is the unclear academic honor system.
After I came to the United States, the first thing that I learnt from college is the Honor Code System. I did not know much about it, and it was really new to me. It is a system that is used to monitor and support a high standard of integrity in students’ academics, faculty, administration and students share a collaborative responsibility in respecting and developing such standard (The Oberlin College p.1). According to the honor code,
All work that students submit is expected to be of their own creation and give proper credit to the ideas and...