Academic Integrity

Activities to Promote Awareness of Cheating Behaviours

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"Activities that Promote Awareness of What Is and Isn’t Cheating" (online article) argues that "provides "a collection of activities faculty can use to ensure that students understand the behaviors that constitute cheating."

1. "Behavior Lists" (a 14-item list)

"[N]ot included ... are behaviors ... consistently recognize[d] as cheating such as copying answers during an exam, getting answers off an electronic device during an exam, claiming the material of others as your own, buying or borrowing a term paper."

High-Tech Cheating

Two smart phones in front of a key board, notes, text, and pencil; on the first smart phone is the word "Technology"; on the second smart phone are the words "is making cheating easier"


"How Students Cheat in a High-Tech World" (2016; pdf) examines several of the "elaborate schemes ... increasingly complex and multinational – and sometimes quite expensive" that some students use to cheat and "prepares educators for new challenges in stemming a tide of deception that could undermine the value of college degrees."

Included Articles:

Plagiarism as Educational Opportunity

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A. "Why Plagiarism Doesn't Bother Me At All: A Research-Based Overview of Plagiarism as Educational Opportunity" (online article) assumes the reader will react to the basic premise "with shock. After all, teachers—especially writing teachers—aren’t supposed to encourage plagiarism." The article also recognizes that "This new perspective on plagiarism requires a new mindset about plagiarism."

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