Presentation on theme: "Bell Work In the top right-hand corner of a sheet of notebook paper, write your first and last name, today’s date, the class period, and the title “Bell."— Presentation transcript:
Bell Work In the top right-hand corner of a sheet of notebook paper, write your first and last name, today’s date, the class period, and the title “Bell Work.”
On your paper: What factors should Bernice consider in making her decision about whether or not to cheat? How serious is it to cheat on a test or school assignment?
Academic Honor Code
What is an Academic Honor Code? An academic honor code or honor system is a set of rules or principles that define characteristics of honorable behavior within an academic community. It is used to prevent academic dishonesty.
What are characteristics of an academic honor code? States what behaviors are right and/or wrong in an academic setting Involves students in responding to possible violations of the code States the consequences for violating the code
Who uses academic honor codes? Public schools Colleges Universities Military Academies
What are some examples of academic honor codes? "A Cadet will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do." - United States Military AcademyUnited States Military Academy On my honor, as a student, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this academic work. - Kansas State UniversityKansas State University
Assignment: In pairs, create your own academic honor code. It should be a series of statements that address the following things: Explain what you believe about cheating and lying to get good grades List 5 honorable academic behaviors you should do List 5 dishonorable behaviors you should not do Describe what you should do if you witness someone else violating the honor code Explain why having an honor code is important
Summary: Ticket out the Door Use an index card to address the following: Describe two characteristics of an academic honor code. Explain how an academic honor code is useful at WMHS.
What are some examples of dishonorable behavior? Copying someone else’s work or homework without the teacher’s permission Using any form of “cheat sheet” on quizzes or tests Receiving or giving answers on tests, quizzes, essays, research or projects Copying words or ideas of authors or sources (including the Internet) without giving credit to the specific source