This week’s news is about integrity in the sports, Anthony Bosch talked about how he helped Alex Rodriguez using drugs to improve his performance in baseball games. I am astonished to know that how those players treat integrity with lies and tricks, and this is so unfair for clean players. The most unacceptable thing is that Anthony Bosch who helped the players with drug uses said that it is part of the game, it is not wrong to use drugs, but it is just the matter of how and when you use it. His attitude must enraged many audience.
Similar as the integrity in sports, the integrity in academia is also very important. I have read about the Graduate Honor System, and I think it is the Constitution is very organized and in detailed, in addition, I didn’t think deep enough about the differences of some of the violations. For instance, the differences between plagiarism and falsification. I also learned Academic Sabotage as a new phrase.
I think a university Honor Code can help student avoid cheating, plagiarism, falsification, and academic sabotage. Every graduate student should learn about it before they start really conducting research or teaching.
One of the responsibilities of the university to maintain academic integrity is to educate all the students about the importance of integrity and also it would be very helpful if the advisors of the graduate students are aware of the cultural differences among different nations and be more sympathy and willing to help with the students.