Cheating incidence @ UGA

A student at the University of Georgia, accused of using a cell phone to cheat during an exam, physically threatened the instructor who confronted him.

Cheating at Texas A&M

"According to the Aggie Honor System Office (AHSO), which handles incidents of academic dishonesty at [Texas] A&M, only 216 cases of cheating have been reported to the office since last September." Members of the campus variously speculate as to why cheating at A&M is lower than average.

RapidCite: Bibliography Builder

" announces a release of a free work cited page generator that enables users to quickly and correctly cite resources in MLA, APA and Chicago style formats."

Cheating on the rise at Penn State

Penn State announced "it found 341 incidents of cheating last year, more than quadruple the total number reported from 1997 to 2001." This increase has prompted the university to acquire a subscription to

More plagiarism woes for offshore programs

According the Sydney Morning Herald, a lecturer at the University of Western Sydney finds herself in an awkward position in plagiarism matter: The lecturer, who teaches at the university's College of Law and Business, said she could not approve student results for the university's commerce course in Hong Kong until the university dealt with plagiarism claims.

Reflection on cheating

A UC Berkeley undergradate recently found guilty of academic dishonesty is required to write about his mistake.

New ethics policy at Maryland met with mixed reaction

The University Senate at U of Maryland recently passed a new policy stiffening punishments for academic dishonesty. The policy, which doesn't go into effect until next year, gives the Honor Board the ability to recommend suspension or expulsion from the university for any graduate student found violating the Code of Academic Integrity.

Newcastle revisited

Sydney Morning Herald reviews the plagiarism scandal that plagued Uni of Newcastle in 2003.

KnightCite Citation Composer

Calvin College has developed a free bibliography composer KnightCite. It allows users to create MLA, APA, and Chicago/Turabian citations. For more details on the project, and its student author, Justin Searls, see Calvin College's press release.

Academic dishonesty @ Notre Dame

The unpublished results of a recent survey on academic dishonesty at the University of Notre Dame results in recommendations for revisiting the university's honor code.