The course in Academic Ethics and Integrity is taught
by Prof. Mihai Emilian Popa and it deals with
aspects of applied Ethics, Integrity and Deontology in Geology and
Geophysics. The course is taught to graduate (master) students of
Faculty of Geology and Geophysics, University of Bucharest. The course
is also taught by Dr. Bianca Savu, from the Faculty of Philosophy.
Students will submit online a short essay dealing with aspects of
Academic Ethics, using the Turnitin portal. Passing the final exam
implies more than 50% participation and the acceptance of the essay.
The submitted essay using Teams/Assignments will be automatically
evaluated for text similitudes through a Turnitin connection.
Schedule for the fall semester:
Will be nnounced. Meetings will take place in Lazarescu Amphitheatre, 6, Traian
Teaching will be organized face-to-face, with a
functional Teams class and a Whatsapp group opened for an easier communication
between professors and students.
The course has the following general structure:
- correctly collecting and structuring the primary data for research;
- avoiding errors in interpreting primary data, according to deontological
- academic fraud: definitions, examples;
- pagiarism and self-pagiarism, solutions for avoiding them;
- team researh, communication between team members and assessing individual
- analysis of previously published literature, citations mechanisms;
- publishing original research results.
- The essay is individual, it is 6000-10.000 characters (including
blancks) and it has the following sections: title, author (name, surname),
affiliation (University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geology and Geophysics,
personal e-mail), abstract (few phrases regarding the subject), keywords
(not more than five), main text (including citations) and reference
list. The essay is written using Times New Roman fonts, 12p, arranged
in two lines paragraphs, 2.5 cm margins, using MS Word, with numbered
pages. Using diacritics is compulsory. All citations must be carefully
checked for corresponding to the reference list, and the reference
list, at its turn, must correspond to all citations.
- The subject must deal with Academic Ethics and Deontology (research
and higher education).
Online submission of the essay using Teams
The essay will be submitted through Teams/Assignments, in
connection with Turnitin. Master students who did not pass previous
exams are encouraged to submit new essays.
References: laws (in Romanian language)
nr. 206/2004 privind buna conduita in cercetarea stiintifica,
dezvoltarea tehnologica si inovare, cu modificarile si completarile
educatiei nationale nr.1/2011, cu modificarile si completarile
nr. 3485 din 24 martie 2016 privind lista programelor recunoscute
de Consiliul National de Atestare a Titlurilor, Diplomelor si Certificatelor
Universitare (CNATDCU) si utilizate la nivelul institutiilor de invatamant
superior organizatoare de studii universitare de doctorat si al Academiei
Romane, în vederea stabilirii gradului de similitudine pentru
de Etica al Universitatii din Bucuresti.
Ethical Guidelines for Health-related Research Involving Humans.
References: general works
Boia, L., 1999. Mitologia stiintifica a comunismului. Bucuresti: Humanitas.
Bretag, T.A. (Ed.), 2016. Handbook of Academic Integrity, Singapore:
Buican, D., 2006. Evolutia si evolutionismul. Bucuresti: Editura CD
Macfarlane, B., 2009. Researching with Integrity. The Ethics of Academic
Enquiry, London: Routledge.
Papadima, L. (Ed.), 2017. Deontologie
academica. Curriculum-cadru. Bucuresti: Editura Universitatii din
Shamoo, A., Resnik, D., 2015. Responsible Conduct of Research (3rd
ed), Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
Shermer, M., 2009. De ce cred oamenii in bazaconii. Pseudostiinta,
superstitii si alte aiureli ale vremurilor noastre. Bucuresti: Humanitas.
Stebbins, L.F., 2006. Student Guide to Research in the Digital Age:
How to Locate and Evaluate Information Sources, Westport, CT: Libraries
Socaciu, E., Vica, C., Mihailov,
E., Gibea, T., Muresan, V., Constantinescu, M., 2018. Etica si integritate
academica. Bucuresti: Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti.
Sutherland-Smith, W., 2008. Plagiarism, the Internet and Student Learning:
Improving Academic Integrity. New York: Routledge.
Sercan, E., 2017. Deontologie academica.
Ghid practic. Bucuresti: Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti.
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