"Today I am going to give you two examinations, one in trigonometry and one in honesty. I hope you will pass
them both, but if you must fail one, let it be trigonometry, for there are many good [people] in this world today
who cannot pass an examination in trigonometry, but there are no good [people] in the world who cannot pass an
examination in honesty."
Madison Sarratt (1888-1978), mathematics professor, Vanderbilt University
In a community devoted to learning, a foundation of honor among individuals supports respect and harmony among its members. With an Honor Code, the community is afforded a freedom that otherwise would not be available. This freedom can only be sustained if each individual takes responsibility to conduct himself or herself in such a way that the spirit of mutual trust that sustains honor is not compromised.
Under the Honor Code of WisdomSerum, it is expected that all students and experts will demonstrate honesty and integrity in their conduct. Acts of lying, cheating and stealing compromise the principles of our community. We pledge our honesty, academic integrity, sportsmanship and stewardship to the WisdomSerum community, and we expect others to be responsible and to do the same.
An Honor Code is only as strong as the students and experts who actively support it. By encouraging an atmosphere of honesty and hard work, we serve our community by making WisdomSerum a better place to learn.
The Honor Code
Membership in WisdomSerum community requires sincere intent and effort to act with integrity. You should therefore strive to promote WisdomSerum's core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness and compassion and will encourage the same conduct from all members of the WisdomSerum community.
We herein mandate the standard of honor by which members should conduct themselves within the WisdomSerum community. Stealing, lying, and cheating are unacceptable within our community. WisdomSerum is a place of high integrity and in keeping with the philosophy of WisdomSerum, any breach of this Honor Code may result in serious consequences (including possible lifetime ban from the community).
Lying is the intentional misrepresentation of facts for personal gain, or in order to protect the interests of others. We take resume fraud very seriously. If an expert is found to have lied about his or her credentials to get approved in our community, he or she will face immediate termination from the community with the risk of losing of all available balance in the account.
Plagiarism is defined as the use, without giving reasonable and appropriate credit to or acknowledging the author or source, of another person's original work, whether the material be directly copied or superficially disguised. Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty. We have a zero-tolerance policy against plagiarim. Any expert indulging in plagiarism risks facing a lifetime ban from our community.
ConfidentialityAll members of the community are required to respect confidentiality and privacy of other members of the community. All members must communicate with other members only through the features of the website. Anyone found asking for private contact details of any member of the community will face strict disciplinary action, with the risk of facing a lifetime ban from our community.
Finally, it is our intent that this Honor Code makes each member of our community responsible for his or her own actions, constantly reminding us of the value of good judgment and of the importance of absolute integrity.
Questions About Our Honor Code
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