A Timely Look at Cheating

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A Timely Look at Cheating


Huband, Frank L., ASEE Prism


ETHICAL STANDARDS OF behavior were the subject of headline news, as was failure to pay taxes due, when several presidential nominees to key positions faced the media's glare during the Senate confirmation process. Thus, this month's Prism cover story, "The Pull of Integrity," brings a timely focus to the problems of student cheating, plagiarism, and academic dishonesty. Unfortunately, research has shown that engineering students are among the most frequent cheaters (82 percent), second only to business majors (91 percent). Indeed, consider the latter in light of the recent banking/Wall Street meltdown. Educators note that cheating, if not addressed, becomes a lifelong habit - undergrade go on to become grad school cheaters and then cheaters on the job. If an engineer cuts a comer or two, there can be enormous consequences. A bridge can fail, a levee give way, a nuclear reactor melt down. Our story examines what educators and engineering schools are doing to discover and prevent the many kinds of cheating - including plagiarism, which has boomed with Internet facility.

"Yes, WEPAN" looks at the Women in Engineering ProActive Network, a national not-for-profit organization that seeks to support women in engineering fields. To do so, WEPAN reaches out to the program directors and educators involved with womenin-engineering programs, offering an annual conference, helpful publications, and a website of resources. …

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