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"I may have a Ph.D., but I’m not perfect" - Profs share their own cheating stories

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"There’s definitely students that are lazy and are just cheating for the fun of it, but I think a huge part of it is how we’re teaching,"

Sam Hosington writes about three college professors who cheated as students and how those experiences have impacted their reactions to and understanding of cheating behaviors in their own students.

Read more online www.chronicle.com/article/They-Once-Cheated-in-Class/241415 [no login necessary]

Hosington, S. (2017, October 10). They once cheated in class. Now they teach. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved from www.chronicle.com/article/They-Once-Cheated-in-Class/241415

Battling Cheating with Culture, Not Technology

stop-1207069_640.jpgHow do you define cheating in the classroom? Do your students share that definition?

Margaret Barthel's 2016 article in The Atlantic cites the dire statistics that show the prevalence of cheating across American colleges and universities. Experts, including the current director of the ICAI, argue that the answer isn't technological advances that can help us catch cheaters, but a shift in our culture that encourages open discussions about academic integrity and a community-wide commitment to honesty.

“There has to be space to fail. . . .There has to be an opportunity for [students] to attempt something, screw it up, and then to get feedback and correct it, without it being a semester-killing matter.”

Read more at How to Stop Cheating in College

Contract Cheating in Higher Ed

stop-the-black-market.png"The recent explosion in contract cheating has given the international community of academic integrity scholars pause for thought. ‘Contract cheating’ is not the same as the less sinister and more widely accepted practice of ‘ghostwriting’ and has ramifications for individuals’ learning outcomes, institutional reputations, educational standards/credibility, professional practice and public safety, particularly if it is somehow normalised as an acceptable way for academic work to be accomplished."

Learn more about contract cheating from SpringerOpen's post "The rise of contract cheating in higher education: Academic fraud beyond plagiarism".
Also: check out the following case studies from the most recent issue of the International Journal for Educational Integrity:

  • Baird, M. and Clare, J. (2017). Removing the opportunity for contract cheating in business capstones: a crime prevention case study
  • Clare, J., Walker, S. and Hobson, J. (2017). Can we detect contract cheating using existing assessment data? Applying crime prevention theory to an academic integrity issue

Plagiarism at Commencement

Graduates.jpgKansas community college leader accused of plagiarizing May commencement speech

In 2004, Hampton University valedictorian Tim Lee used the poem “The New ABC’s,” by Sherri ScottNovoa, in his commencement speech without attribution. In May, John D. Rios, chairman of Kansas City Kansas Community College, gave an eerily similar commencement speech, again without attribution.

Read more at www.kansascity.com/news/local/article166536302.html

Students: COD Wants Your Creative Ideas!

COD Academic Integrity Slogan Contest

Enter to win $$$
AIcontest.pngThis semester the Academic Integrity Implementation Committee is hosting a contest to name the Academic Integrity information campaign and want your creative ideas for a tagline or slogan that the College can use when communicating the importance of honesty in all academic endeavors. The caption selected for the campaign will be used in advertising, publicity and informational materials for the College’s Academic Integrity initiative, slated to start this fall.

The first prize is a $1500 award that can be used towards tuition as well as in our bookstore. There will also be two $500 prizes awarded.

For more information and to submit your entry, visit www.codlrc.org/AcademicHonesty/contest

Popup Picks - Your unlimited source for free e-books!

PopupPicks (1).jpgDo you live in Illinois? Well, you are now the lucky recipient of unlimited access to curations of the best e-books from around the world and around the corner with Popup Picks! Thanks to RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System), you can select from rotating collections of hand-curated award-winning SF, travel, humor, self-help, YA, graphic novels and more!
https://library.biblioboard.com/home

Current collections include:

  • Book Club Summer Reads
  • Girls Rule
  • On the Go
  • Recovering the Classics
  • Comics & Graphic Novels

Popup Picks is free and easy to use - no waitlists, no library card, no checkouts. Just head to Popup Picks , select a book, and start reading.

For more options (annotations, bookmarks, favorites list, access from outside IL) you can create a BiblioBoard Library profile or download the app from iTunes, Amazon, or Google Play.

For more information visit http://popuppicks.com/faq-readers/

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Summer Reading - Paperbacks

SummerPaperbacks.JPGIs your next summer read in this stack of just-added paperbacks?

Browse our Paperback Collection for the perfect book to bring along with you anywhere you go! Paperbacks are small and lightweight -- ideal for tucking into a backpack, tote, or a full suitcase. We have titles for everyone, whether you're a fan of literary fiction, genre fiction, memoirs or popular nonfiction. And with the easy to use My Library Account, you can renew your books online and not worry about anything being overdue when you add an extra week to your vacation.

You can see our newest titles here: http://bit.ly/2qXKNFX

Cheating on the Rise? Or Improved Methods of Detection?

exam (1).pngIn Sweden, college student suspensions as the result of cheating have increased by 37.5% since 2013. Are more Swedish students cheating or are instructors and administrators better prepared to identify cheaters?

In its review of 33 universities in Sweden, TT newswire found 733 students had been suspended due to cheating in 2016... [UKÄ Legal Advisor Pontus ] Kyrk thinks the increase is mainly due to increased awareness, and that universities have got better at catching cheaters.

Read more at https://www.thelocal.se/20170606/record-number-of-swedish-university-stu...

www.codlrc.org/academichonesty

Summer Reading - Audiobooks (& eBooks!)

504x504_SummerReading.png COD Library Audiobooks and eBooks can be your best companion on any summer outing! Take them to the beach, the pool, on cross-country roadtrips, or international flights - you literally have nothing to lose! Check out books from OverDrive and you won't have to worry about damp pages, sand in the binding or a book left behind in a hotel.

OverDrive is easy to use! Learn more at http://www.codlrc.org/overdrive or try out one of our popular eBooks below.

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