Preparing for the fall and cheating

As I work on the syllabi for my fall classes, one of the topics I always try to incorporate into all of my courses is information on IUP’s  academic integrity policy. I created a quiz a few years ago that I require all of my students take until they score a 100 on it that addresses issues of academic integrity. I don’t necessarily believe that it deters cheating, but it helps eliminate students later claiming that they were unaware that what they were doing was wrong. A recent article in Wired Campus addresses this issue by relating how an experiment on cheating run in a Duke economics class seems to indicate that cheating in that class might have been as a high as 30% – a depressingly high percentage.


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