Reflection Exercise: Decision Making and Ethics in Your Field
In this exercise you will
• Write a 5-page essay that addresses all of the following:
o The event where you violated the Code of Academic Integrity (1 pg. maximum)
o How your values played into these decisions
What values were ignored? What values were most important? Did any of this surprise you?
How do you exhibit values in your life as a student, and how do values influence your regular decision-making and actions, specifically decisions concerning what is right or wrong?
o What could you have done differently?
o What steps will you take to ensure this does not happen again?
• Write an additional 2-page letter to a fictional student in a future section of this course that includes:
o What you have learned?
o Advice you have for them and recommendations for success in regards to academic integrity
o What resources exist on and beyond campus to support academic integrity?
o Do not rehash the facts of the case rather a letter of advice on advoiding academic dishonesty
• Conduct an interview with a professional in your future field. Write an additional 2-page reflection about what you learned from the interview. Below are some questions to ask during your interview:
o Share the name of the person you interviewed, that person’s position, and how this position relates to what work you want to do in the future.
o What does integrity mean to you? How does your character and ethics factor into the work you do?
o How important is it to make ethical decisions in this field?
o What advice would you give others aspiring to your field regarding ethical conduct in school and the field?