Fantastic cheats where and how to find them? How to tackle them?

Ashish D. Borgaonkar, Christina Marie Zambrano-Varghese, Jaskirat Sodhi, Swapnil Moon

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This is a full survey paper of literature and practice in dealing with academic integrity violations in higher education. Academic integrity is often an abstract concept, a term that many students are familiar with, but one that may not be completely understood in terms of breadth or importance. Academic integrity violations can range from cheating through premeditation by bringing restricted materials into an exam to glancing at another student's exam [1]. Violations of academic integrity can involve plagiarism, which includes taking the words or ideas of another person and passing them off as one's own [2], or can involve working with other students on an assignment when the expectation was that homework should be completed alone [3]. Although most universities define academic integrity similarly, the ways in which this area of policy and education differ tremendously across institutions [2]. The concept of academic integrity is something that students may have heard of frequently, may even fear violating, but many students fail to integrate the underlying values and purposes of abiding by academic integrity within their own lives. The debate over whether academic dishonesty is on the rise or whether technology has altered the way that violations appear is ongoing; however, what is imperative is that engineering educators begin to work to integrate this crucial aspect of one's education into the objectives of their courses. Students need to learn that academic honesty is a critical part of their educational endeavors and that their future work as an engineer is dependent upon the professional ethics that they must uphold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number709
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Jun 22 2020
Event2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference, ASEE 2020 - Virtual, Online
Duration: Jun 22 2020Jun 26 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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