Ethics Blog Post

This week, I looked at the Jan. 14th ORI article regarding Dr. Ozgur Tataroglu’s recent research flub. Currently, it seems as though Tataroglu fabricated data intentionally with the purpose behind it being to further push themselves within the academic field. Here, Tataroglu’s sentence for having performed such an ethics violation seems to be a three year supervision on all of his future research, beginning on Dec. 20th, 2019. I find this sentencing to be appropriate because, hopefully, the other scientist working alongside Tataroglu would be able to double check his work with the intention of curving any potential fabrications.

Continuing on, plagiarism within academia seems to be a reoccurring phenomenon. Plagiarism, data fabrication, and other tools of destruction should have long been thrown out in terms of validity, but it seems as though we as a society are only now looking back on previous scholars who were once renowned in order to find out that they had manipulated their studying to worrying degrees.

In the future, with the invention of plagiarism tools such as TurnItIn and iThenticate, I hope that we will live in a world where we do not have to worry about if the studies we have held as fact are actually just a product of one’s own egotistical gain.

Mission Statements Blog (2/10)

Columbia University: It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions.

UCLA: UCLA’s primary¬†purpose¬†as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society.

This week, I looked at Columbia University and UCLA’s mission statements. These schools were chosen because I was an undergraduate at both colleges, but never considered what their missions may have been. Seeing as they are both D1, R1 universities, the two places have a lot in common apart from their geographical location. I appreciate how Columbia prides itself in diversity, while UCLA’s focus is on benefitting the overall good of society.