Engineering students most likely to cheat

Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Cheating Among Engineering Undergraduate Students (PACES) have surveyed students in the US and overseas and have found that 60-90% of engineering students admit to cheating.

Teach how not to plagiarize

The History Department at Howard University emphasizes instruction in its approach to student plagiarism.

Plagiarism software could hamper communication

Business communication director suggests that the commercial use of plagiarism detection software would create obstacles for businesses because of the software's unreliability.

Academic Dishonesty @ UC Davis

The student newspaper at UC Davis has published the most recent tally of student referrals for suspected academic dishonesty. The article also reviews the Davis's judicial process for handling such cases.

iParadigms finds a new niche

iParadigms, best known for their plagiarism detection service, expands into the business world.

Morris vs. Brandeis

The Appeals Court of Massachussetts dismissed a lawsuit against Brandeis that dates from a 1997 student plagiarism incident. The suit alleged among other things that Brandeis followed "an unfair administrative system" in handling plagiarism cases.

Shift away from end-of-term research essay

Plagiarism forces Canadian professors to substitute in-class assignments for out-of-class essays.

Plagiarism as "self-teaching"

British education official suggests that some types of plagiarism are a form of "self-teaching."

Student lying is situational

A psychology professor at Cornell has conducted an informal experiment that suggests that students lie less online than in face-to-face or phone conversations. One conclusion -- that people lies less when their communication is recorded and can be held against them -- runs counter to the current, popular view of student plagiarism, which is understood to be on the rise despite the fact that it leaves a paper trail.

Auburn to implement honor code

The board of trustees at Auburn University have approved an optional honor code.