Students' Ethical Development
This rubric is intended to help faculty evaluate students’ work that demonstrates learning about ethics. The AACU defines Ethical Reasoning as “reasoning about right and wrong human conduct. It requires students to be able to assess their own ethical values and the social context of problems, recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings, think about how different ethical perspectives might be applied to ethical dilemmas, and consider the ramifications of alternative actions.”
Topics covered in this short article include conducting online assessments and combatting plagiarism. A list of resources on recognizing plagiarism and preventing academic dishonesty is also provided.
From the statement: This statement responds to the growing educational concerns about plagiarism in four ways: by defining plagiarism; by suggesting some of the causes of plagiarism; by proposing a set of responsibilities (for students, teachers, and administrators) to address the problem of plagiarism; and by recommending a set of practices for teaching and learning that can significantly reduce the likelihood of plagiarism.