The following resources are online or available at Pickler Memorial Library.
Alschuler, Alfred S. and Gregory S. Blimling S. “Curbing Epidemic Cheating Through Systemic Change.” College Teaching. 43,4(Fall): 123-26. Link to article.
A discussion of the prevalence of academic cheating in higher education looks at research on the problem and at possible remedies. Difficulties for faculty in enforcing discipline policies are noted. Approaches to creating a culture encouraging integrity include vocal administrative support for ethics, an academic integrity code, classroom procedural changes that discourage cheating, and powerful institutional support for faculty.
Ashworth, Peter and Philip Bannister. “Guilty in whose eyes? University students’ perceptions of cheating and plagiarism in academic work and assessment.” Studies in Higher Education 22:2 (June 1997):187+ Link to article.
“Reports on the use of a qualitative approach to assess university students’ perception of cheating and plagiarism in academic work and assessment. Efforts to show how cheating and plagiarism appear from the perspective of the student; Cheating and plagiarism as a moral issue; Nature of plagiarism; Personal reactions to cheating and plagiarism.” (EBSCOhost)
Cizek, Gregory J. Cheating on tests: how to do it, detect it, and prevent it. Mahwah, N. J.: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1999. General Collection LB3609 A28 1988
Includes chapters on the wrong and short of cheating, frequency and perceptions of cheating, cheating in postgraduate and professional contexts, cheating in other countries and cultures, detecting cheating on tests, responding to cheating, deterring cheating, legal issues and cheating, cheating and the ethos of testing, and three appendices on statistical methods for detecting cheating, academic integrity policy models, and a sample due process policy.
Council of Writing Program Administrators. Defining and avoiding plagiarism: WPA statement on best practices. (January 2003) Link to statement.
Hoover, Eric. “Honor for honor’s sake?” Chronicle of Higher Education. 48, 34(May 2002): A35-A38. Link to article.
“Criticizes the system of the Honor Committee of the University of Virginia (UVa) in 2002. Estimated number of investigations which take place each year; Steps in the honor process and trials conducted; Details on the honor case wherein physics professor Louis A. Bloomfield accused his students of cheating.” (EBSCOhost)
Kloss, Robert J. “Writing things down vs. writing things up: Are research papers valid?” College Teaching. 44, 1(Winter): 3-7. Link to article.
A technique for starting college students on research paper projects is outlined. The approach, requiring students to begin with a five-minute writing exercise that can form the nucleus of a longer, more intellectually demanding paper involving library work, is felt to stimulate critical thinking and minimize plagiarism. Phased report development and close supervision also foster original work.
McCabe, Donald and Linda Klebe Trevino. “Academic dishonesty: Honor codes and other contextual influences.” Journal of Higher Education. (September 1993):522-38. Link to article.
“Analysis of survey data from 6,096 students in 31 colleges and universities found that academic dishonesty was associated with the existence of a campus honor code, student perceptions of the certainty of being reported, severity of penalties, and cheating among peers.”
McCabe, Donald and Linda Klebe Trevino. “Honesty and honor codes.” Academe. 88, 1(Jan.-Feb. 2002):37-41. Link to article.
“Addresses the issues of dishonesty and academic integrity among universities and colleges in the United States. Rituals and ceremonies used by schools to generate student commitment to honor codes; Key elements of modified honor codes; Statistics on the growth in academic dishonesty; Dilemma facing students concerning plagiarism.” (EBSCOhost)
McCabe, Donald and Gary Pavela. “Some good news about academic integrity.” Change 33,5 (Sept/Oct. 2000):32+ Link to article.
“Looks at the success of strategies implemented by universities and colleges in the United States towards reducing academic dishonesty. Conclusion reached by a survey on state universities about the relationship between modified honor codes and levels of student cheating; Elements needed for the success of a modified honor code; Suggestions on how a modified code can be implemented.” (EBSCOhost)
McCabe, Donald L and Linda Klebe Trevino. “What we know about cheating in college: Longitudinal trends and recent developments.” Change. (Jan./Feb. 1996) 28,1: 29-33. Link to article.
Overview of earlier findings by McCabe as compared with the 1963 landmark study by Bill Bower.
Orlans, Harold. “How to cheat on exams.” Change 28:5 (Sept./Oct.1996):10+ Link to article.
“Focuses on University of Pittsburgh psychologist Don McBurney’s discussion on how to prevent and deal with student cheating, featured in the January 1996 issue of the ‘American Psychological Society Observer.’ Includes wearing earphone tape recorders; Areas where written material can be hidden; Use of baseball caps to conceal stealthy gazes.” (EBSCOhost)
Storch, Eric A. “Fraternities, sororities, and academic dishonesty.” College Student Journal 36, 2 (June 2002):247+ Link to article.
“Findings revealed that (1) members of fraternities and sororities reported higher rates of academic dishonesty as compared to non-members, and (2) the degree of involvement in fraternity or sorority sponsored activities was positively associated with academic dishonesty.” (EBSCOhost)
Tang, Shengming and Jiping Zuo. “Profile of college examination cheaters.” College Student Journal 31, 3 (Sept. 1997):340+ Link to article.
“Studies the characteristics of cheaters in college examinations based on the responses solicited from undergraduate students in three universities in the United States. Three categories of cheaters; Cheating in college examination as wide-spread phenomenon; Main effects of grade point average (GPA) in a multivariate environment; Relationship of self-esteem to cheating.” (EBSCOhost)
Wilhoit, Stephen. “Helping Students Avoid Plagiarism.” College Teaching. 42, 4(Fall 1994): 161-64. Link to article.
Discusses how and why college students commit plagiarism, suggesting techniques that instructors can use to help student avoid plagiarism. Instructors should define and discuss plagiarism thoroughly; discuss hypothetical cases; review the conventions of quoting and documenting material; require multiple drafts of essays; and offer responses appropriate to the type of error.
Compiled by Daisy Rearick
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