February 6, 2007

Your cheatin' heart

A new report by Maclean's magazine highlights that 53% of all Canadian university students admit to serious cheating in written work, 56% of all business students admit to cheating, and 44% of profs said they didn't report students caught cheating. Let me give you a moment to let those figures settle in...................Doesn't leave you with a very good impression for the future now, does it? It's worrisome that such a large percentage of those entrusted to uphold our standards of academic honesty aren't doing so. One has to wonder what has changed in the university and our culture for such alarmingly high incidents of cheating? On the silver-lining side of things, at least these cheaters honestly self-reported for the study!! [Illustration: Zanne DeJanvier]

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