- If you need an impossible score to enter the school and somebody says that he can help you to cheat the examination without being caught, what will you do when you know that this method is really perfect?
- A famous company talked to you that it could give the position you dreamed for a long time, but you needed to create an idea as their indications. Actually, you realize that is impossible for you to do that, but you find some ideas in the Internet. Will you use the ideas or modify them to be your report after you inquire the manager of the company who didn’t know those Internet ideas?
OSU Could Revoke Degrees Under Anti-Cheating Policy
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Oklahoma State University's anti-cheating campaign has been expanded to allow for the revocation of diplomas from graduates later found to have cheated. The new policy, drafted by the OSU Faculty Council, allows for students to appeal to an advisory committee, before the matter is forwarded to the president and then regents for action. Interim President Marlene Strathe said OSU Regents can rescind degrees if they find a graduate substantially cheated on an assignment.
The university launched its anti-cheating campaign last spring, aimed to curb academic dishonesty by implementing the ``F-shriek,'' a grade of F followed by an exclamation point. The F-shriek can go on transcripts of students who fail a class because of cheating on an exam or major assignment, which lets employers and parents know why they failed.
Students aren't necessarily more dishonest these days, Timothy Dodd, director of The Center for Academic Integrity at Duke University said, but technology especially the Internet has made it easier to cheat.
Strathe said she hopes a diploma is never revoked, but this gives due process to students accused of cheating.
Cases at other universities have involved graduate students who plagiarized much or all of their thesis or dissertation lengthy documents in which plagiarism can be difficult to detect quickly.
Since the F-shriek policy went into effect one year ago, more than 20 students have gotten the punitive mark on their transcripts. Most have taken steps to get the exclamation mark removed: taking a noncredit course and having no further violations. (http://www.kotv.com/news/local/story/?id=126745 )
- How is the effect of the academic cheating? Please, think both advantage and disadvantage?
- Is the method useful to prevent graduate students from cheating? Could you provide other ways to solve this problem?