Harker’s honor council hosted an honor and ethics conference that brought together representatives from the Pacific Collegiate School, San Francisco University High School, Pinewood School and the Bay School of San Francisco to discuss various scenarios and find out what issues schools need to address. The Harker students came up with case studies and presented them to the other schools’ representatives. Case studies included information on tests revealed during conversations between periods, plagiarism and theft of unattended school-related items such as books and calculators.
Evan Barth, dean of upper school students, said the scenarios presented in each case study were primarily used to generate feedback from each school and spur discussion in order to discover the issues that schools were having with ethics violations. “It’s for the students to have ideas to bounce off of each other,” he said.