After reviewing the infractions on the third page I feel that Penn State spelled out their policy very clearly for the student. The descriptions for the infractions and their corresponding penalties are very concise. The University is aware that each incident is different and while on paper the penalties seem cut and dry, they have gone to lengths to ensure that each case is treated as being independent and different. I feel that Penn State's policies are completely fair especially with respect to some of the examples in the other discussion. They are taking a pro active approach in informing students of the consequences of plagiarism. As graduate students that is why we had the orientation and why we are participating in these online discussions.
I think the approaches taken by the different colleges is completely fair. In fact, I expect each institution to have different policies in place to deal with plagiarism. The whole point of some of the severe penalties is to get students to understand that cheating later in life may bring about legal implications. The problem is that no two cases of plagiarism are the same. Therefore as we have discussed in earlier sessions it is up to the college to determine the guidelines through which to process a case. This whole process shouldn't revolve completely around punishment but also should teach the student(s) to learn from their mistake. As I said before each case of plagiarism is different and should be treated as such. As a student it is important to be aware of the policies in place and it is important for the institution to teach and enforce these policies.
I completely agree. Even though LE's practices aren't a secret, many companies couldn't duplicate it's results. In general I think it would be very difficult for a company to change they way it handles compensation because of it's management style and culture. On a personal level, if Best Buy suddenly switched to 100% commission (instead of non-commission), management would have to completely redesign the way it allocated labor, not to mention its management practices. Every single policy set in place would have to be modified. While this is certainly doable, it would be such a drastic difference in culture that it simply would not work.
Lincoln Electric definitely demonstrates a clear competitive advantage against their competitors. What gave them this advantage was the incentive system and management policies set forth by the company. The two policies in conjunction helped the company to maximize employee performance through motivational techniques. There management practices helped to build respect and trust which helped bridge the gap between the managers and the workers. Clearly the efficiency of the employees helped LE grab 36% of the industry in 1995. The article mentioned that the competitor costs were close to LE's but it was the productivity of each worker that led to it's competitors to withdraw from the industry.
The paradox is simply saying for students to successfully pull off plagiarized work they need to have the writing skills to cover up the differences in writing style. If the student has these skills there should be no reason for them to copy someone's work. They should have the capabilities to do it themselves. This is true however, I don't think it could be applied to everyone. I feel plagiarism is still plagiarism whether it is successfully disguised or not. The only true work that was done was the act of hiding the other person's work. It may be entirely possible to spend more time plagiarizing a paper and covering it up then to just take the time and write it yourself and in the end nothing was gained or learned.
Malesic is clearly angered by his first encounter with plagiarism as he feels he failed the student. He sees the act as an insult to the time and effort he put into teaching the class. He is also upset because he wants his students to succeed, after all I'm sure that is why he is a teacher. After his anger subsides after talking with his colleagues he begins to express his frustration in which the manner of plagiarism is carried out. I feel his position is legitimate as an instructor. He probably shouldn't take it personally in the sense that maybe some students are just truly lazy and will plagiarize regardless of the subject matter or the teacher. For the most part his assessment of students' motivation is fair. Some students are going to plagiarize because they're lazy, some are going to because they want good grades, and others maybe will do it because they feel they know more.
After doing some research it is definitely apparent that there is major disagreement over agriculture and tariffs. I think a major blow was dealt to the negotiations with the economic crisis of 2008-09. Of course the poorer countries took the hardest hit making the Doha initiative an even greater challenge.
I think NAFTA has been bittersweet. On the beneficial side it helped lower oil and grocery prices and also increased trade. On the other side it got rid of US jobs. However, with NAFTA or without it, companies are going to move to locations were wages are lower. I agree with others that free trade is probably one of the best things that can happen to our nation. When all the other participating countries are at the same level then I think NAFTA would live up to its expectations and prove to be much more worthwhile.
I agree with exactly what you and others have said. The main purpose of a business is to make money. While that statement may sound very shallow and greedy it's a basic principle that keeps companies in business. Managers/Decision makers have difficult decisions to make regarding a relocation of a business. Yes it may be hard for local companies to go abroad but ultimately the BOD has to to what's best for company sustainability.
I remember what Dr. Warner said word for word. "The gains are global but the pains are local."