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Intellectual Responsibility

Page history last edited by Andrea Brownstein 13 years, 5 months ago



"As a member of the of the MICDS community, I will stand for what is good and right. Therefore, I resolve to act with respect, responsibility, honesty and compassion."


In the adult world, we recognize that truly unique ideas are infrequent and that most of our thinking grows by responding to the work of others. Proper acknowledgement is the honest, responsible and respectful practice that all academics expect, no matter the discipline or the circumstance.


This means that when you use the ideas or words of others, you need to give proper citation--either in the body of your text or as a footnote, or both, depending on the level of formality of your work.


It is worth noting that appropriating the words and odeas of others can be a life-altering decision. For a current example, follow this link to an article from August 2008, regarding the expulsion of two student from the Semester At Sea Program conducted by the University of Virginia for uncited uses of Wikipedia:



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