Newspaper article The Canadian Press

University of Regina to Video Record Some Student Exam Sessions to Deter Cheating

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

University of Regina to Video Record Some Student Exam Sessions to Deter Cheating

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Students aren't smiling about exams camera

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REGINA - Writing exams is stressful at the best of times, but this year it will be even more so for some University of Regina students.

The university has introduced a pilot project to video record students during some exams.

The reason?

University provost Thomas Chase says they hope the cameras will deter cheating, or what officials call "academic misconduct."

Students have the right to refuse to take their exams under these conditions, but there is a catch -- if they refuse they can't retake the test and won't get a mark.

Students' Union president Jermain McKenzie says that just isn't fair.

"It is a mafia type of situation, because you are not left with a choice, even though you're given a choice," he said Tuesday. …

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