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what you think it means. We are currently reviewing applications at work for a new case manager. A woman with both a Master's and a PhD in Education wrote the following answer to the question: "What does academic integrity mean to you and why is it important at the university level?" (Emphasis mine)

"Academic Integrity is truth. Without truth, you cannot have Academic Integrity. We must strive to have moral terpitude in our daily lives."

Um,okay? Last tiem I checked, moral teriptude is something that can make you lose a job, not something that improves your performance.

Another gem was "in my current position I am responsible for the prevention of retention of students at my college."

Last one: in answer to the question, the applicant wrote "n/a"

Needless to say, these folks did not make the cut to the next level. If you are going to use a word or phrase professionally, please understand what it means. And if you are asked a specific question asking your opinion, don't give a non-answer!

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