In accounting if information is to be useful it has to be trusted. Stakeholders rely on accurate, trustworthy information on which to base their decisions. The role that ethics plays in our study of accounting is huge. The big accounting scandals such as Enron and WorldCom resulted in Congress passing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) to help curb financial abuse. For our first assignment I would like you to read the (PICTURE BELOW) and give me your thoughts on our policy. I am looking for around a page. Make sure you also click on the link at the bottom that contains the Student Code of Conduct for Internet Courses.
Some questions or thoughts to get you started.
Why is it necessary or is it necessary to have an academic integrity policy?
What are your thoughts on academic integrity?
Do you think the policy covers enough? Or is it too specific? Is there anything you would include or exclude?
Were you aware of the failures of academic integrity? Did any of them surprise you?