In this week’s class, we continued talking about Graduate Honor System. I like all the videos and readings in this week’s study. The interactive movie “The lab” is really impressing and useful and I learned a lot. The following is my experiences working through the interactive movie, “The Lab.”
As a graduate student, I played the graduate student Kim Park first, and I can see how the challenges that she faced are similar to mine if I encounter the similar situation. For instance, the pressure from colleagues, the PI professor, and also the high expectation from her parents, it’s a blessing that her parents are so supportive, otherwise, it would be a worse situation. I choose all the right actions, and in the end, she becomes a hero to save the lab, and the reputation of the university. However, during the process, she is under great pressure, like being isolated, and mistreated in her lab, that she has to change lab and her graduation date will be delayed for a year. It is unfortunate for her, but I think she made the right choice, and she has an experience with science misconduct which will be helpful in her future research life.
I also really like the video on the motivations for why students cheat and plagiarize. In this video, he first introduced the types of problems of cheating and plagiarize. From the Learning perspective, it will decrease academic engagement and achievement. From the assessment perspective, it will undermines the validity of test results and grades, and from developmental perspective, it will compromise the development of moral character.
I agree with the the opinion of Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations. It also reminded me my education experiences when I was younger, especially before college as it was mostly performance goal orientated. The teachers, administrators and parents emphasize too much on tests and grades, and the students were under great pressure. As a doctoral student now, I think I won’t want my students have the similar experiences that I had earlier.
I also agree with the model of achieving with integrity. The core values are respect, trust, honesty, responsibility, effort, and the curriculum and instruction should be material oriented, teaching and learning, pedagogical, caring and fairness. In addition, of students, teachers, administrators and parents have shared responsibility in building a community with academic integrity.