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Academic Integrity

Friday, Jun. 22, 2012

Getting college students to engage with the problem of cheating will be the focus of the Ethics Center's Big Q project for the next month.  A series of case studies illustrating common dilemmas that undergraduates encounter invite students to consider questions such as whether to tell on a classmate who is cheating and what effect cheating has on the character of the people involved.  Three $200 Amazon gift certificates will be awarded to the best undergraduate responses to the cases.  The Big Q's Facebook page will also offer polls on cheating as well as opportunities for further discussion. 

At SCU, these materials will be integrated into sessions on academic integrity that are offered to every incoming freshman during orientation.  Students at other colleges and universities can also use the resources and are eligible for the contest.

 

Tags: Big Q, cheating