Inside Higher ED: “Cheating in College”

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Scott Jaschik has a post over at Inside Higher ED in which the Donald L. McCabe, Kenneth D. Butterfield, and Linda K. Trevino, answer some questions related to thier new book Cheating In College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do About It.

In the post they address the following questions:

  • Is cheating getting worse? Or do those who say that only imagine a golden age when academic honesty prevailed?
  • Did the Internet fundamentally change the nature of cheating, or did it just provide new tools to do what previous generations did offline?
  • Compared to previous generations, are today’s college students less aware of the moral issues associated with cheating? Are they aware that they are cheating?
  • How can colleges better educate new students so they won’t cheat?
  • Many experts say that it is easier to prevent cheating at small institutions where everyone knows everyone. Are there steps you recommend for large universities?
  • Some colleges with honor codes have very strict (single sanction, typically dismissal) punishments for cheating. Do such punishments prevent cheating?

Jaschik’s full post is available here.


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