Plagiarism & Ethics – Where to Draw the Line

Date(s) - Nov 17, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

CM #9222222 *ETHICS*

Sponsored by: APA Kansas Chapter

​Planners’ work is done in service to the public, and often their work becomes part of the public domain. Does that mean planners can copy and paste from publicly available work done by others? When does copying and pasting become unprofessional and even unethical? Where to draw that line is difficult to determine. Get guidance from the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and from the ways in which academia views plagiarism. A series of examples and polling questions will test where to draw the line. Attendees will weigh in on how much “borrowing” is too much.​ ​One issue to be aware of when considering using the work of others is the free labor of underrepresented groups who make significant sacrifices to be involved in the process. How do we honor and account for their work, as well as consider what we might copy and paste from other professionals?