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"A phenomenal 87% of college students in one survey say they
cheated on written work, and one-quarter admit they have plagiarized papers"
-- report published in the Washington Post
The battle for the students in the middle|
"My belief is that 10-20% of students will cheat whenever they feel they can get away with it," says Rutgers University professor Donald McCabe, "and 10-20% will never cheat because of strong convictions or fear of getting caught. The battle is for the 60-80% in the middle."
In research at 31 schools, McCabe found 15% of university students admitting that they were "serious, repetitive cheaters."
"The righteous detest the dishonest -- Proverbs 29:27
not really considered a bad thing by students. Since everyone does it once in a while, it is kind
of like going over the speed limit. Everyone knows that it is against the rules, but everyone still
-- male student quoted by K.J. Chapman, et. al. in "Academic integrity in the business school environment: I'll get by with a little help from my friends," pages 236-249 of volume 26, number 3 of Journal of Marketing Education
Southern Nazarene University seeks to support and promote qualities of academic honesty and personal integrity.
Serious offenses against the University community include cheating, plagiarism, and all forms of academic dishonesty. Cheating or academic dishonesty is defined as the deception of others about one's own work or about the work of another.
Examples of cheating include, but are not limited to:
Students who are guilty of such academic violations can expect to be penalized; any student who knowingly assists another student in dishonest behavior is equally responsible.
The course instructor shall have the authority to deal with instances of academic dishonesty in a variety of ways including (but not limited to) the following:
Faculty members must report any academic integrity incident to the Office of Academic Affairs. Following two reports against a particular student, action will be initiated under provisions of the judicial code and may lead to dismissal of the student from the University.
Students have the right to appeal action under this policy through the regular channels as established by the grade appeal process.
— SNU Office Academic Affairs
"Do not lie to each other." -- Colossians 3:9
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