Academic cheating: national trends

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.

Academic dishonesty @ Duke

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

Plagiarism revisited

American Journalism Review includes an article on the culture-wide problem of plagiarism.

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.

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.

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.
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