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Information as of May 19, 2017
The Orientation common reading brings students and faculty together for an intellectual experience like those that occur both inside and outside the classroom at Santa Clara. As a part of Orientation you will join your classmates and faculty discussion leaders in a conversation about the readings and about the parallels to your own experiences that you find in them. You should be prepared to discuss this common reading with other students in your Residential Learning Community (RLC) during Orientation.
Instructions for common reading:
The common reading consists of the following:
- "The Great University Cheating Scandal" is an article in the February 9, 2007 edition Maclean’smagazine. This article asks the question "With more than 50 per cent of students cheating, university degrees are losing their value. So why don’t the schools put a stop to it?"
- "The Moral Bucket List" which is an op-ed piece by David Brooks in the April 11, 2015 edition of the New York Times.
- Articles and case studies on cheating in college (provided by Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics).
- Quotes on honesty, responsibility, trustworthiness, respect, fairness, and integrity (provided by the International Center for Academic Integrity). The goal of the International Center for Academic Integrity is to combat academic dishonesty in higher education.
Click on the links above to view the readings.
Prior to your Orientation session.