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					Level 1: Chapter 8
   Read and gain an understanding of the Tutor
    Code of Ethics
   Read and gain an understanding of
    OSU/COTC Academic Ethics Policy
   Understand the importance of a professional
    tutor/tutee relationship
   Reflect on tutor’s personal Code of Ethics and
    how it applies to tutoring
   The National Association of Tutorial Services
    suggests the following code of ethics
     Subject proficiency and knowledge have top
      priority in the task of a tutor.
     The tutor’s major motivation is building the
      tutee’s self-confidence.
     The tutee deserves and will receive the tutor’s
      total attention.
 The language the tutee and tutor share must be
  mutually understandable at all times.
 The tutor must be able to admit his/her own
  weaknesses and seek assistance whenever he/she
  needs it.
 Respect for the tutee’s personal dignity means
  that the tutor must accept that individual without
 The tutee will constantly be encouraged but never
  insulted by false hope or empty flattery.
 The tutor will strive for a mutual relationship of
  openness and honesty as a tutor.
 The tutor will not impose his/her personal value
  system or lifestyle on the tutee.
 The tutor will not use a tutoring situation to
  proselytize his/her personal belief system.
 Both the tutee and the tutor will understand that
  the tutor’s role is never to do the tutee’s work.
 The tutee counts on the tutor to be a guide, and
  to teach the tutee ways to do a better job.
 The tutor will be punctual and keep
  appointments, not only out of courtesy but also as
  an example for the tutee to follow.
 The tutor will maintain records and progress
  reports as expected and required.
 The tutor will help the tutee “learn how to learn”
  by helping improve his/her study skills.
 The tutor will remember that he/she may be a role
  model for someone; therefore, the tutor should
  conduct his/herself in an appropriate manner at all
 The tutor will keep confidential any information
  that the tutee decides to share or that the tutor
  has access to in the helping process.
 The tutor’s ultimate tutoring goal is for the tutee
  to be a better learner.
   The student handbook for COTC/OSUN
    forbids academic dishonest
   Tutors should consult this handbook for a
    detailed explanation of inappropriate
    academic conduct
 Violations of procedures that protect the integrity
  of a quiz, examination, or similar evaluation.
 Possessing, referring to, or employing open
  textbooks or notes or other devices not authorized
  by the faculty member.
 Copying from another person’s paper.
 Communicating with, providing assistance to, or
  receiving assistance from another person in a
  manner not authorized by the faculty member.
   Possessing, buying, selling, obtaining, giving,
    or using a copy of any unauthorized materials
    intended to be used as or in the preparation
    of a quiz or examination or similar evaluation.
   Taking a quiz or examination or similar
    evaluation in the place of another person.
 Utilizing another person to take a quiz,
  examination, or similar evaluation in place of
 Changing material on a graded examination and
  then requesting re-grading of the examination.
 Collaborating with someone else on a quiz,
  examination, or similar evaluation without the prior
  consent of the faculty member.
   Submitting an assignment purporting to be
    the student’s original work that has been
    wholly or partly created by another person.
   Presented as one’s own, the work, ideas,
    representations, or words of another person
    without customary and proper
    acknowledgement of sources
 Submitting as newly executed work, without the
  faculty member’s prior knowledge and consent,
  one’s own work which has previously been
  presented for another class at the Ohio State
  University or Central Ohio Technical College, or
 Knowingly permitting one’s work to be submitted
  by another person as if it were the submitter’s
  original work.
 Cooperation with another person in academic
  dishonesty, either directly or indirectly as an
  intermediary agent or broker.
 Knowingly destroying or altering another student’s
  work whether in written form, computer files,
  artwork, or other format.
 Aiding, abetting, or attempting to commit an act or
  action that would constitute academic dishonesty.
 Tutors should make every effort to establish a
  professional relationship with tutees
 Boundaries should be set to prevent
  misunderstandings or unwanted/dangerous
 Only discuss personal information with a tutee if it is
  relevant to the lesson. Discourage the tutee from
  revealing too many details about his/her personal
  life as well.
   Remember, the tutor is not the tutee’s
     Refer the student to the school counselor if there
     are personal issues that are interfering with the
     learning process
   Tutors should not date tutees
   At no time should a tutor feel uncomfortable
    or threatened by a tutee, nor should the tutee
    feel this way about the tutor.
   If any of these situations occur, contact the
    Tutor Program Coordinator so that it can be
    handled appropriately.
   If a tutee asks a tutor to help with a writing
    assignment, would it be appropriate for the tutor to
    do any of the following? Why or why not?
     Type the assignment
     Correct grammar
     Rewrite sentences that seem awkward or contain wrong
     Fix citation errors
     Create an outline for the tutee to follow when writing

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