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Academic Dishonesty

Perilous Plagiarism

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.10.2014 | College
Patricia McGuire

These words were shockingly familiar to me as a college president who has seen my fair share of plagiarism cases. They are part of the litany of excuses that many students recite upon finding themselves accused of plagiarizing term papers.

Cheating In College: Where It Happens, Why Students Do It and How to Stop It

Uloop | Posted 04.22.2014 | College
Uloop

While this may or may not tell us something about ourselves and people in general, it clearly indicates that whatever is being done to stop cheating today hasn't worked.

Whom Do You Trust

Victor Dorff | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Victor Dorff

As the day approaches when degrees can be earned through massive open online courses (MOOCs), internet technology offers an increasing opportunity to get a diploma dishonestly.

Cheating [Is] the System

Victor Dorff | Posted 08.24.2013 | World
Victor Dorff

Worldwide, the choice is clear, if not easy: Does it make more sense to accept that the system has become so perverted that success requires cheating?

Cheating Teachers Teach Cheats

Victor Dorff | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Victor Dorff

Cases of teachers and principals changing their students' answers after the test, or filling in the correct answers that students left blank, have made headlines in recent months.

Cheating -- It's Not Just for Kids

Victor Dorff | Posted 07.15.2013 | Los Angeles
Victor Dorff

What we are teaching is that integrity is an acceptable casualty in the push for a better education system, and that's the wrong lesson.

Desperate Kid Cheats Under Pressure -- What Else Is New?

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.16.2013 | College
Victor Dorff

"Pressure" is inevitable for students today. The question is, how do we teach our students to evaluate the reality of the pressure they feel and to deal with it appropriately?

Cheating in Atlanta: A Teachable Moment

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics
Victor Dorff

We sometimes talk about pursuing a culture of academic integrity as an esoteric philosophical exercise, but that makes the job harder. The way to convince students that cheating is wrong is to show them the damage it does and how it affects them.

Nevada Educators Block Integrity Effort

Victor Dorff | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Victor Dorff

A "code of honor" already applies to schools in Nevada, statewide. Now, some state lawmakers want to give that code a little more teeth, by making serial cheaters ineligible for a state scholarship, but top education organizations in Nevada say they are against the idea.

Cheating = Treason?

Victor Dorff | Posted 04.29.2013 | College
Victor Dorff

Under Chinese criminal law, buying the answers to a higher education self-study exam counts as "illegally obtaining State secrets," but that didn't stop a 23-year-old student in Beijing. She spent $80 for a cheat sheet, and it nearly landed her in prison for a year.

Harvard Kicks Out Dozens For Cheating

AP | BRIDGET MURPHY | Posted 04.03.2013 | College

BOSTON — Harvard University said Friday it issued academic sanctions against approximately 60 students who were forced to withdraw from school f...

Lance Armstrong Is Right About One Thing

Victor Dorff | Posted 03.20.2013 | Education
Victor Dorff

I wonder how often our children interpret our effort to encourage them as an implicit instruction to do "whatever it takes" to rise to the top. While we are thinking, "Spend more time studying," they may be hearing, "If cheating is what it takes, then so be it."

When Did Cheating Become a Controversial Topic?

Victor Dorff | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
Victor Dorff

Perhaps I am delusional, but I seem to recall a time when everyone agreed that cheating was wrong. Today, cheating seems to have evolved into an insidious disease infecting our society.

Website Has Professors Do Your 'Lame-Ass' Project For You

Posted 09.13.2012 | College

Have you ever gotten an assignment and said to yourself, "I do NOT want to do this!" Unemployedprofessors.com, a website for the ethically challeng...

Cheating Because the Stakes Are So Low

Steve Nelson | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Steve Nelson

The incidence of cheating is lowest when students or citizens perceive that they are members of an interdependent community, but that's not, sadly, today's America.

Could THIS Be The Reason For The Cheating Epidemic?

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.09.2012 | College

A new study published in the journal of Psychological Science suggests income inequality could be one root of cheating in college. According to Cle...

Why Honor Codes Reduce Student Cheating

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Callahan

Some professors may only encounter student cheating rarely -- or even never at all. And chances are that those faculty teach at schools with a strong honor code.

Colleges Need to be Pushed to Stop Student Cheating

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Callahan

Universities can succeed in reducing cheating. But they first need to be pushed.

UCF Scandal Shows the Need to Fight Cheating with New Tactics

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Callahan

Anyone who has looked at the research on student cheating knows that the problem is rampant on college campuses.

Schools Turn To Plagiarism Detection Software To Find Cheaters

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It wasn't that hard for admissions officers for the M.B.A. program at Pennsylvania State University to figure out that they had a plagiarism problem t...

Professor Revisits, Reconsiders Plagiarism Case In Essay

The Morning News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

She was a bright-faced first year from Hawaii, one of the more alert students in the writing class I was teaching at a university in the middle of Tex...