Academic integrity and honesty among the students assuming certain responsibilities are the major classroom oriented policies (Greene, 2006). If any of these policies gets violated, then the entire system will be a failure. There are certain universal laws mandatory for every academic institution. The communities serve to give an educational environment that demonstrates professionalism and academic currency (Roby, Erickson & Nagaishi, 2016). Every educational institution has its values and ethics to be followed by the community members. This report will cover honesty among the students during the class hour regarding classrooms and other classroom documents (Mathur & Corley, 2014). The policies include all the structural elements relevant to the course.
Policy regarding honesty in attendance and other classroom documents
Policy regarding honesty and the other classroom documents are related to university responsibility and the responsibilities of the students also. Fisher et al., (2015) stated that the institutional policies provide different educational processes that informs both the students and the faculties of their right and responsibilities regarding various important matters such as- cheating, attendance, plagiarism and professional ethics. The students should maintain the attendance policies regulated by the institutions as well as by the faculty members (Culver et al., 2013). Each academic institution has different weekly holidays. Apart from that, in all other working days, the students and the faculties should attend the class. Else the students will miss important lectures.
The institutions are enforcing several academic honesty policies related to the classrooms. The policies are as followed:
- A good relationship between the students and the faculties are come from the mutual trust, understanding and respect for each other.
- If any of the students fail to adhere the honor-code provided by the academic institution, will be unable to take admission in leading institutions for further studies (Gaihre et al., 2014).
- Learning of the academic honor code in order to adhere post admission in top-level colleges is mandatory.
- Thorough preparation of the assignments and class notes are required before sitting for the examination.
- Students should not let other students copy during the review and should not lend any assignment that has been completed by other students.
- If any issue generated related to the student then, the faculties must inform this to their parents.
Ethical aspects related to academics
There are certainly ethical aspects should maintained by the students during their academic life. Absenteeism is one of the bad habits found in maximum number of students. They show different excuses to avoid classes. According to Mathur & Corley, (2014) most of what is considered unethical or dishonest behavior can be prevented if the faculty and students clearly understand both the constitutions of the consequences and academic policies. Sometimes, it is also found that absent students are getting attendance with the help of proxy (Culver et al., 2013). During exam times cheating from books, class notes, and classmate's copy are also unethical. Now there are several electronic Medias are innovating. The students are taking help from the electronic medium for cheating.
Lack of integrity in the classrooms may lead the entire system a failure (Fisher et al., 2015). If the students and the faculties will not follow the classroom policies, then a disordered satiation will occur. Mutual understanding among the students and their tutors will lead a chaotic ambiance in the academic institution.
The structural elements of the classrooms include pre-planned and effective teaching, the teacher who is a nice person, classroom management that is well-organized, organizational instruction, implementation of the instruction and monitoring the progress of individual students (Greene, 2006). The database storage of the institution must store all the relevant information related to the students and the faculties as well (Gaihre et al., 2014). All the structural elements are of interrelated to each other.
Recommendations to avoid unethical situation
In order to prevent unfair situations the system must incorporate some rules and regulations such as:
- Ethics should be included as a subject like others.
- The teachers should teach the students about what is right and what is wrong.
- They should teach them to be cooperative with other students and teachers as well.
- The teachers should teach them to avoid copy during the examination.
The students and teachers must adopt certain principle and policies incorporated by individual academic institutions. The understanding, trust and loyalty among the students are necessary to maintain the classroom environment within the institution. At the same time, they must attach different policies related to the classroom documents. The teachers should monitor the progress of the student. If any kind of absence in decency in the behavior is found then, they must inform their parents about this. In order to avoid dishonesty in the classroom, some rules and regulations are incorporated into the daily classroom system. Thus, the ethical parameters are maintained and a balanced infrastructure will be established in the academic institution.
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