The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) is an educational institution of great importance in the country, a cradle of social transformations and a cradle of great professionals in all fields, from the natural sciences to the arts, through the social sciences and humanities. ,
Pluralism is one of UNAM’s core values, as it strives to provide an inclusive and diverse educational environment for all its members.
Primarily, this is reflected in the diversity of students coming from different regions, cultures, regions, socioeconomic levels, and sexual orientations.
This translates – when analyzing, describing and reflecting on issues occurring in Mexico – in the ability to have multiple opinions, criteria and reasons, a variety of perspectives that allow dialogues to be enriched and questions to be answered better. problems that arise. And this helps to ensure that students have access to a wide variety of perspectives and enriches their learning.
Pluralism at UNAM is also promoted through various initiatives and programs, such as creating safe and accessible spaces for all students; That is, having one’s own mechanism for creating a context with harmonious and respectful dialogue is the first step towards solving problems.
In this sequence of thoughts, it is necessary to reconsider the situation that currently arises from plagiarism of thesis in our university, especially worrying as it calls into question the academic integrity and quality of education.
Although thesis plagiarism is considered a serious offense and can lead to severe sanctions, it is not possible to act arbitrarily and without respecting the law, which requires better mechanisms in the resolution of conflicts.
UNAM has already proposed various technical means to counter thesis submitted, but it is also necessary to have other mechanisms like arbitration, which can be an effective solution to overcome thesis plagiarism conflicts .
Let us remember that mediation is a conflict resolution process in which an impartial third party, known as a mediator, helps the parties involved in reaching a mutual agreement. In the case of thesis plagiarism, mediation can be used to help the students involved understand the implications of their action and find a solution that is fair to both parties.
The mediator can work with the student accused of plagiarism to help them understand why their action was unacceptable and how they can avoid making the same mistake in the future. You can also work with the student to help find a way to make amends and restore trust in the academic community.
On the other hand, the mediator may also work with the professor or committee investigating the matter to help them understand the student’s perspective and find a reasonable solution that also protects academic integrity.
Mediation is an ideal tool to understand and understand the parties in conflict, develop good communication and find an effective solution to address these types of plagiarism cases, as it allows the parties involved to communicate constructively and come to a mutual solution. By allowing it to be found a proper solution can be achieved and restore confidence in the academic community.