Singaraja-Chemistry Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA) Undiksha is committed to building and maintaining academic integrity. Providing understanding to the academic community was carried out through academic seminars, on Wednesday (18/10/2023).
The seminar which took place in Ganesha Room III, Undiksha Rectorate Building, was attended by lecturers and students from the Chemistry Department. The resource persons presented were Undiksha academics, namely Prof. Putu Indah Rahmawati, Ph.D. who presented material related to academic integrity and Dr. I Nyoman Suardana provided material related to integrity in writing scientific papers.
Dean of FMIPA Undiksha, Dr. I Wayan Sukra Warpala, S.Pd., M.Sc welcomed this academic seminar. It is said that academic integrity concerns moral principles on how to carry out aspects or dimensions related to academics, namely honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility as an academic person. These five aspects become a national character so they must be truly maintained. “If we talk about academic culture, academic integrity must be a culture,” he stressed.
Through this seminar, it is hoped that participants will gain an understanding of academic activities and issues that are likely to arise regarding academic activities and forms of violations that could potentially be committed. “We hope that through this seminar, participants’ understanding will increase so that academic activities in the Undiksha Chemistry Department and in the faculty will improve,” he added.
Chair of the Seminar Committee, Prof.Dr. I Dewa Ketut Sastrawidana, S.Si., M.Si delivered this academic seminar as a space for academic people to discuss matters that have an impact on academic improvement or decline. Apart from that, this seminar is also a space for self-introspection and invites academic people not to violate the basic principles of academic integrity which should be upheld. “One of the academic integrity things we cultivate in our daily lives is doing the right thing,” he said.
If we look back, examples of violations of academic integrity are plagiarism and boasting. It is hoped that this will not be done by the Undiksha Chemistry Department community. “Plagiarism is not realizing that what we write and lift is taken from someone else’s property but we don’t ask permission from the person concerned. “In ghosting, we use other people’s services, whether paid or free, to write what we want,” he concluded. (hms)