TITLE

A COMPARISON OF UNIVERSITY EFFORTS TO CONTAIN ACADEMIC DISHONESTY

AUTHOR(S)
Hamlin, Alan; Barczyk, Casimir; Powell, Greg; Frost, James
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Legal, Ethical & Regulatory Issues;2013, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Incidents of academic dishonesty continue to affect every college and university in the nation, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At some point during their academic careers, estimates are that 50-70% of all college students engage in cheating, plagiarism and other forms of dishonesty. The need for action to minimize this problem is evident, especially given the need of employers for highly-skilled and ethical workers in a global economy, and the recent spate of business scandals related to ethical misconduct. This paper describes what various colleges and universities are doing to combat the problem. This usually involves the creation of specific policies, a committee to enforce those policies, and a mechanism to communicate them to students and faculty. Institutions use different approaches to address the problem, but all have the same goal -- to reduce and hopefully eliminate unethical behavior by students in their academic endeavors.
ACCESSION #
87743105

 

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