Online Tutorial on Academic Integrity

Report
About Academic
Integrity
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What is academic
integrity?
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Academic integrity (學術誠信)
refers to the honest and ethical
manner in which academic work is
done, whether it is an assignment,
an examination, an oral
presentation, or a research project
or report.
It is a fundamental value that all
students at PolyU are expected to
uphold.
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Some forms of academic misconduct
include:
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Cheating (作弊)
e.g. copying from unauthorised
materials during an exam
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Plagiarism (抄襲; 剽竊)
i.e. using others’ words or ideas as
one’s own without due
acknowledgement
This might be
new to you
Some forms of academic misconduct
include (cont’d):
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Falsification (竄改) & fabrication
(捏造)
e.g. making up research data or
editing experiment results
to make one’s work look more
favourable
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Aiding academic dishonesty
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Unpermitted collaboration or help
e.g. writing an assignment for a
classmate
e.g. asking someone to write or
rewrite your essay for you
Why is it important
to ensure academic
integrity in our work?
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Reason #1
Doing honest work allows us to learn
to think for ourselves and get the
most out of our learning.
Reason #2
We want to learn in a fair and
honest environment at the
University (it is not fair to others
if a student gets a better grade by
cheating).
Let’s do it fair
and square!
Reason #3
We need to respect and follow
the code of practice in the
academia and the profession in
which we are engaged.
For example, if we use other
people’s ideas or words without
acknowledging the source, we will
infringe on their intellectual
property rights.
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I should have
ensured integrity
in my work!
Reason #4
Upholding integrity in our work
enhances our credibility as reliable and
honest members of the University and
the community – a desirable quality
employers seek after in employees.
It also protects the reputation of the
University and our fellow students.
PolyU students
always do
honest work. I’d
like to hire you!
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Thank
you.
What are the consequences
of violating academic
integrity at PolyU?
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PolyU takes a VERY SERIOUS stance on
academic dishonesty.
Depending on the seriousness,
different disciplinary actions will be
taken, e.g.
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reprimand/warning
fail grade for assignment/subject
lowering of classification award on
graduation
suspension
expulsion
other penalties as considered appropriate
Are there any resources
and help at PolyU for learning
about academic integrity?
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Of course!
Resources on academic integrity
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•
Student Handbook
Online Tutorial on Academic
Integrity
Resources on avoiding plagiarism
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The booklet About Plagiarism and
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PolyU English Language Centre (ELC)
PolyU Library – RefWorks
Electronic plagiarism prevention and
detection tools: Turnitin & SafeAssign
How to Avoid It: Hot Tips for PolyU
Students
“Turnitin” & “SafeAssign”?
What are they?
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They are online plagiarism prevention and
detection tools.
These electronic tools can detect
plagiarism in a piece of work.
You may be required by your subject
teacher to submit your work to these
systems for checking potential or
suspected plagiarism.
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Here’s how these systems work:
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Your work is submitted
to the detection
system.
Your teacher can review
the originality report and
determine if plagiarism
has occurred or not.
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Your work is compared to
billions of sources and
referenced materials
including websites,
professional
publications,
student essay
cheat sites and
other student work
including that of your
classmates.
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An originality report is
made on every piece of
submitted work. Any text
matches found in the
detection system’s
databases are highlighted
and linked to the sources.
Plagiarism
detection
system
PolyU has introduced the use of Turnitin and
SafeAssign to help students to be more aware of
plagiarism and improve their work.
Both systems are available in
[email protected] (理學網). For more
information on how to use the systems,
refer to:
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Quick Student Guide to Using Turnitin
Assignment with [email protected](理學網)
http://edc.polyu.edu.hk/PSP/SG_Turnitin.pdf
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Quick Student Guide to Using SafeAssign with
[email protected](理學網)
http://edc.polyu.edu.hk/PSP/SG_SafeAssign.pdf
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Online Tutorial on Academic
Integrity
FAQ
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Q: How to access it?
A: Step 1
Log in to [email protected] (理學網) at
http://learn.polyu.edu.hk
using your PolyU Net ID
and password.
Step 2 Go to “My Courses” and click
the link to Online Tutorial
on Academic Integrity.
Step 3 Follow the instructions on how
to use the tutorial. Use the left
hand menu to guide you.
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Q: What are the completion requirements?
A: To successfully complete the Tutorial,
you will need to:
1. Attempt the Pre-test
2. Read all 4 modules
3. Pass the Post-test i.e. score at
least 75% (15 out of 20)
4. Sign the Honour Declaration
You will receive an eCertificate upon
successful completion.
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Yay!
Q:
Where can we find more information?
A:
More information on the
Online Tutorial on Academic
Integrity is available from
Online Tutorial on Academic
Integrity: A Student Guide
http://edc.polyu.edu.hk/PSP/SG_Tutorial.pdf
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