Ethical Actions Worksheet
Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the following questions:
• Was there anything in either the University of Phoenix Student Code of Conduct or the Student Code of Academic Integrity that surprised you? If so, what was it? Why were you surprised? If not, why not?
There is nothing that surprised me in the University Of Phoenix Code Of Conduct or the Student Code of Academic integrity. I am accustomed to having codes of conduct and codes of integrity. I have them at work and I have them when I was in the Navy. Even though they might be slightly different and worded in a different way, they all follow the same principles. They all help guide us in to letting us know what is acceptable and not acceptable, to remind us that honesty and truth is important and to never take shortcuts, lie, cheat, or infringe on others rights. Above all they tell us that every community, school, and workplace have a set of rules that should be respected to ensure that everyone has a safe environment.
• What did you learn about the behaviors considered important for an ethical learner or student in the University of Phoenix learning community?
I learned that to be an ethical learner requires honesty. We should behave in an ethical manner and make proper choices when doing our work. Lying, cheating, and dishonesty should never be accepted even if you’re running behind in school. I also learned that by taking short cuts and cheating and could away with it, in the end you are only cheating yourself and building up a poor character of yourself. Also by cheating you are depriving yourself of the full learning experiences that you are paying for and by cheating yourself will create a bad habit and only hurt yourself down the road.
• Why are the Student Code of Conduct and Student Code of Academic Integrity important to you and the University of Phoenix learning community?
They are important...