Academic Ethics

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How much do teachers and students really know about plagiarism, copyright, fair use, and other academic ethics issues? There are many misunderstandings about this topic and all of its subcategories. For students who are headed for college or already in college, this can mean the difference between an A or being expelled and losing all your tuition. For teachers, this can mean the difference between legitimately using a movie or facing a huge fine of up to $250,000 (beware Disney). The old saying "Ignorance of the law is no excuse. " is very appropriate here.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      "the unauthorized use or close imitation of the language and thoughts of another author and the representation of them as one's own original work or something used and represented in this manner" Origin:

    • B. 

      Forgetting to put quotations or cite a source

    • C. 

      Paraphrasing an idea and then not citing the source

    • D. 

      Cutting and pasting from the Internet with no quotes or citation

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      The conditions under which you can use material that is copyrighted by someone else without paying royalties

    • B. 

      For education

    • C. 

      A legally defensible position

    • D. 

      "a concept of copyright law in which a limited copying of copyrighted material is permissible under some circumstances such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright"

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Copyright deals with someone's right to their own _________________________ ___________________   or ideas.
  • 4. 
    It is all right to use a copyrighted movie in a classroom if
    • A. 

      It is for a "guest" or substitute teacher plan

    • B. 

      It is for a reward on a Friday afternoon

    • C. 

      It is part of the curriculum and will be included on an assessment

    • D. 

      It is giving the teacher time to do report cards

    • E. 

      You don't get caught

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      A 9 year old plays on a baseball team that is for 7 and 8 year olds and claims to be a "big" 8 year old

    • B. 

      A student tells a professor he was sick and missed his exam when really he was working overtime.

    • C. 

      Copying someone else's words or work and saying they're yours.

    • D. 

      Turning in a paper that is 3/4 quotes and paraphrasing with proper citations.

    • E. 

      Cutting and pasting from the Internet to get your research paper finished.

  • 6. 
    Some of the consequences of plagiarism at the college level may be _________________,_____________________,   ___________________________, and ______________________.
  • 7. 
    Fair use means that in Education you may use a ______________  ______________ of someone else's work without paying royalties.
  • 8. 
    When in doubt, _______________
  • 9. 
    If some information is "general knowledge" (for example, Michigan is one of the 50 states in the United States), then you don't need to ______________.
  • 10. 
    Topics covered by academic ethics are
    • A. 

      Plagiarism and cheating

    • B. 

      Integrity, respect, and fairness

    • C. 

      Cutting and pasting

    • D. 

      Buying a research paper

    • E. 

      All of the above