Ethical challenges of a new century

The President of Western Michigan University, Judith Bailey, identified academic honesty, diversity and access as the greatest ethical challenges facing higher education.

Plagiarism threatens integrity of Australian HE

A plagiarism scandal jeopardizes Newcastle University's reputation and threatens Australia's higher education industry.

Auburn rewrites its academic honesty oath

An Auburn undergraduate wrote the university's new academic honor oath. Faculty may put the oath on their syllabi, but students are not required at this point to sign it.

Tufts considers an honor code

Faculty and students at Tufts University discuss instituting an honor code.

UGA Revises its Honor Code

University of Georgia's revised honor code has benefited students as well as faculty. Under the new code, "first-time violators have a moderated talk" with their professors to work out an appropriate "punishment."


University of Alberta has created a campaign on Academic Honesty, called Truth*in*Education. It's an education program that aims to inform students of the "consequences of inappropriate academic behavior."

University Lecturer accused of plagiarism

A student at the University of South Australia has accused a lecturer of plagiarism. The student and a retired academic allege that a required textbook, Understanding the Information Economy, assigned by the lecturer contains extensively plagiarized materials from Internet sources, journal articles, and books.

McGill Reverses Decision

from Slashdot (with extensive commentary) to CNN to the London Free Press to IT Business to The Journal of Queen's University. The

Seattle University rewrites its Academic Honesty Policy

In response to cyberplagiarism and new forms of cheating (eg, using PDA's during a test), Seattle University has re-written and updated its Academic Honesty Policy.

Plagiarism and Instruction

A student at McGill University, who refused to submit an essay for screening by Turnitin, has raised serious pedagogical, ethical, and legal challenges to using the Calilfornia-based service. The head of McGill's English Department, John Cook, has suggested that Turnitin is simply part of a larger problem facing universities -- the tendency to emphasize evaluation at the expense of instruction.
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