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Academic Integrity

A World Without Integrity

Victor Dorff | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Victor Dorff

Unfortunately, it might not take too much imagination for most students to envision such a world. To a large extent, for them, it's already here.

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.

Academe's Adversarial Culture

Gary A. Olson | Posted 11.23.2013 | College
Gary A. Olson

Far from a grand us-versus-them conspiracy, the scenario you will find without fail in every institution will be the same: Each administrator arguing vociferously and tenaciously for his or her faculty, staff, and programs.

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.

A Lesson to Be Learned From Harvard Cheating Scandal

Deborah Plummer | Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices
Deborah Plummer

Should evaluation of learning take place in a more Wikipedia kind of manner than a take-home exam where the learner must be a solo performer?

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."

The Global Search for Education: More on Cheating

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.04.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

After reading Howard Gardner's article, Harvard's Cheating Scandal as a Play in Four Acts, and listening to Dr. Gardner and Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant on 90.9 WBUR Radio Boston, I was curious to find out more about Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant's research on academic integrity.

We Like the Fact Checkers, and So Should You!

Jane Carlin and Barb Macke | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Jane Carlin and Barb Macke

Without the solid ground of known and undisputed truth, how will our students know which facts are real and which are manipulated to fit the emotion of the moment?

Is Cheating on the SAT Rational? Maybe So

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Callahan

There are obviously huge incentives to cheat on the SAT, since test scores can have a major impact on one's professional and economic future.

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.

Faculty Need More Support to Go After Cheaters

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
David Callahan

When Richard Quinn, a business professor at the University of Central Florida, accused many of his students of cheating earlier this month, he probably didn't expect to find himself at the center of a national media story.

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.