In a recent address at Chico State Univeristy, Donald McCabe summed up cheating among undergradates as follows: . . .about 20 percent of all students are dedicated cheats and they will act dishonestly whenever the opportunity presents itself. Another 10 percent will never cheat, regardless of circumstances. The remaining 70 percent are the students who can be reached and influenced.
"The annual course monitoring report (ACMR) by members of Glasgow University's faculty of arts" has identified widespread illiteracy and cheating among undergraduates.
Occurrences of academic dishonesty have decreased at Duke: Twenty-one students were charged with academic dishonesty during the Spring 2005 semester—a decrease from 25 students the previous fall and 33 students the spring before. Eighteen students were found guilty of the charges, and one case is still pending. Occurrences of plagiarism, however, have remained consistent: "Since Fall 2004, the number of plagiarism charges has remained almost constant, varying by only one ca
Officials at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln say they have noticed an increase in plagiarism reports over the past few years because of an increased ability to catch it and the lack of plagiarism education among undergraduate students.
American Journalism Review includes an article on the culture-wide problem of plagiarism.
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.
"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.
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 Turnitin.com.
A UC Berkeley undergradate recently found guilty of academic dishonesty is required to write about his mistake.