Academic Integrity in a Cultural Context
Response to DISCUSSION QUESTION 2: Reliability of being straightforward with ourselves and using our own imagination By A. Shihab
After having worked in many countries—Indonesia, Qatar, the USA, Egypt, the Philippines, Australia, and Papua New Guinea— I have learned that my specialized industry must always challenge and monitor itself when it comes to integrity. A delicate or specialized service or product always depends on singular customs concerning integrity and spirit. Inspiration is certainly achievable, and incorporating someone else's inspiration in the creation of a new concept does not necessarily reproduce what that person has done; it can be a step in contributing one's own ideas in the process of provicing others appreciation and development. The originator does not need to worry about retaining ownership of his individual conceptions. As an example, the theories of Ferran Adria, the great Spanish chef, have been shared the world over through his books and the media, and his molecular gastronomy cuisine concept has been copied by many young restaurateurs and chefs. Of course, this led him to halt his business operations and look for more original ideas. I remember the CNN interview in which he said he did not have any new concept, so he was shutting his restaurant down to search for fresh ideas. Being honest with yourself means having personal, primary moral guidelines for doing things yourself, for making your own creations. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
Not long ago the management of our company, Beach House Collections, decided to restructure its policies and procedures of entitlement. However, well before management implemented these, one of our executive team disclosed this information and created unnecessary dissatisfaction. I believe that academic integrity has several principal rules: honesty, dependence, loyalty, mutual respect, professionalism, lawfulness, and confidentiality. If we apply these...
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