Administrative Management Critical Analysis
It uses throng language and concision in order to outline what students and faculty members should do in an instance of academic dishonesty.
The code’s unbiased nature and clarity combine to make it a reliable document that can be referred to by both UNFED students and faculty members in order to maintain foster learning. Lass’s Academic Integrity Code’s strengths are its detail and clarity, its openness, and its good intentions. It is impossible for the document to better explain the overall process of cheating how it is handled, and the appeal recess.Another strong point of the code is that it gives the student’s teacher freedom in how they want to handle the situation. There are five different forms of apprehension listed in the code that the teacher can choose from which range in seriousness. The teacher can do anything from lower the students grade for the single exercise they broke the academic code on, to giving the student an unforgivable ‘F’ for the course. It is evident that a third strength of the document is that its sole purpose is to create a better teaching ND learning environment.
UNFED has not established this code in order to reprimand students, but rather to enhance their education by clearly stating what they should avoid while enrolled at JINN. Although the Academic Integrity Code has many strengths, it also has weakness. The main weakness that I located in the code is that the overall process of reprimanding and appealing academic dishonesty can be time consuming. There are numerous steps that each have an allotted amount of days to be completed.These steps include the student appealing the coacher’s initial actions, and then waiting for a new faculty member to review it and come to a new conclusion; in which case the student can appeal it once more. This process can continue up the UNFED administration hierarchy until the case finally reaches the LOGIN President. The president has the final say in the matter.
If each step is taken and the maximum amount of days to complete each step is used, the case can be under review for 205 days. That is an absurd amount of time to decide the outcome of a students academic misconduct.By the time it is settled, the student could have already finished one semester and been well on his or her way to completing another. At this point, I think it is unfair to give the student a consequence like being expelled from the school because they have already dedicated much of their time to another semesters course load. After examining and evaluating The University of North Florist’s Academic Integrity Code, I have concluded that its strengths far outweigh its weaknesses. I could only find one weakness in the document whereas I was able to locate many strengths.