Questions tagged [cheating]

Pertaining to preventing, punishing, or handling the consequences of academic dishonesty in coursework or examinations. Also, defining what constitutes academic dishonesty. (For questions on dishonesty in the research and/or research publication process, use 'research-misconduct' instead.)

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Accused of copying code for autograded assignment [duplicate]

I'm an undergraduate studying computer science at a local community college. Currently, I'm enrolled in an intro computer programming class that I unfortunately am unable to test out of (I asked my ...
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Would an international student A in the US helping another international student B in Europe cheating be punished by US university?

I have a quick question about a hypothetical situation: An international student A in the US helped another international student B in the Europe finish the entire several homework assignments and an ...
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Should instructors make use of the Chegg Honor Shield tool? [closed]

Many college instructors have been struggling with a significant rise in cheating in the last year, notably in the context of required distance learning and online testing during the time of the COVID ...
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Consequences of taking classes for someone else

I am a low-income undergraduate student at a US university. Last semester, another student approached me and offered to pay me a lot of money if I take one class for him. Because of my family’s ...
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Academic dishonesty after acceptance of graduate school

I am being accused of academic dishonesty on a problem for a class this year. I have already accepted an offer to a Ph.D program and if I am convicted, there will be no mark on the final transcript I ...
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I may get caught cheating on my finances exam [duplicate]

Long story short I just had two exams - one after the other. One required me to use LockDown Browser and the other one was in CANVAS. The second class is Finances and I asked a friend who already ...
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Allegation of Academic Offence [duplicate]

I received an email from the university saying that the similarity report for my work identified that one of my answers shows a similarity to the answer within the script of a fellow student. They are ...
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My students are planning on taking an exam together via Zoom

I am a college instructor at a university in the United States. I am giving an exam to my students in a few days, and I am aware that some of them are having conversations about making a Zoom meeting ...
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What do I write as response for an academic misconduct investigation?

I am a first year student at a UK university and submitted an essay for one of the courses a couple of months ago. Now, I received an email in which I am informed that some passages of my essay are ...
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Accused of cheating because math proof is similar to online solution

I am taking a math course this semester and the problems that are given to us on a weekly basis require less than half a page to solve. The path to the proof is relatively straightforward, using the ...
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Is there a common understanding or philosophical foundation of academic integrity?

In another contemporaneous post, I asked about whether private tutors ought to establish communication with the course heads of their students, and received several thoughtful responses. Based on ...
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Do cheats profit from their dishonesty? How widespread is it? Are there any studies of this? [closed]

I'm retired and this doesn't affect me personally but I'm curious. I don't remember cheating with an exam or an assignment even once, nor was I aware of others doing it. Going by what I read here and ...
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Is it unethical to accidentally benefit from online material in a take-home exam? [closed]

Many years ago, as an undergraduate, I was taking a physics class which had a peculiar exam arrangement: on Tuesday, the professor gave us a take-home portion of the exam which would be submitted on ...
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Should I tell on them?

Student here. I've worked as a tutor for a while now at a tutoring center. There's one student that I started private tutoring. During the course of their classes they discovered they had a learning ...
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Should cheating be reported?

I am doing my Masters in Mathematics at a reputable university in the UK, but there has been a lot of cheating so far. Due to Covid, we have two forms of assessment: Coursework Open-book, open-...
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How can I prevent my students from cheating on an online exam? [duplicate]

It is my first time posting in this forum. I have to first discuss the background of the title. Since this pandemic, our campus had switched to online format instruction(online classes and exams) for ...
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My CS teacher thinks I'm cheating for some reason, what do I say?

I took a computer science test today and finished it by using lists, and it worked fine. We didn't actually learn lists yet, but I sort of understood how they worked, so I used them anyway. My cs ...
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How does one use the Chegg bulk-takedown request form?

Cheating in online tests has accelerated and become rampant this year. I'm in the U.S. and my institution has had all-online courses from March 2020 to at least September 2021. Many of my test ...
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accused of cheating on online final [duplicate]

Previously I posted this but I have more updates since and was hoping to get an answer. Last month I took my final exam for accounting online. My grades in the class are very good as I have a tutor ...
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Accused of cheating on online final exam [duplicate]

Last month I took my final exam for accounting online. My grades in the class are very good as I have a tutor for the class. I got an email from my professor telling me that she had to talk to me and ...
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My university does not do anything to prevent cheating in online exams, and grading is relative. What should I do? [duplicate]

I am from a reputed university in India and despite informing the department professors and higher authorities of the rampant cheating in the online exams, they haven't taken any steps to curb it (...
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Can a university track students’ ip for academic integrity violation? [closed]

There had been a mass email sent to students taking one class at my university. Would it be possible for them to track each one’s IP address if they were using websites or internet tool against the ...
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What actions can I take about an I-do-your-homework website offering academic fraud services for money?

I came across a website specific to my country (EU/Hungary) that offers to commit academic fraud. Basically, they offer to solve assignments, homework, even online tests, for money. The student sends ...
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Zoom cloud meeting for education

I have a paid (education) plan of Zoom cloud meeting. I use it for my university classes. I would like to get meeting participants’ names. How can I get that?
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A student who asked me to write a rec letter seems to have committed academic dishonesty in my class, what do I do?

A student (let's call them A) in my class that I just finished teaching asked me to write them a recommendation letter. I said yes, and the first deadline is Dec 15, as they often are (FYI, I'm ...
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Good idea to warn students they were suspected of cheating?

I am a math professor. Several of our midterm questions were posted to Chegg. We found some students who clearly used them and gave them zeroes for the exam. We also had two students where I kept ...
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Is it ethical to purchase someone else's work and submit an edited version for assignments?

I have a friend who purchased work (a computer program assignment) from somebody else. He hired them to do it. However, he made a significant effort to make the purchased work into his own (he rewrote ...
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Instructor's manual — model answers from it by instructor

For a textbook, there is an instructor's manual provided by the publisher to the instructor that has prescribed the textbook in a course. The instructor sets some questions from the textbook as ...
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I am (likely) being accused of cheating by my professor, what do I do? [closed]

I took my final last Wednesday (it’s Monday) and on Friday I received an email from my professor asking to meet to discuss my performance on the final. I got a little stressed but was more worried ...
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What to do if accused of cheating/misconduct at university? [closed]

This question is written to serve as a canonical question that is asked repeatedly on Academia.SE (see e.g., here, here, here, here, here, here and here.) The purpose of this question is to act as a ...
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Is ethical to rewrite tutor work and submit it?

I hired a tutor to help me with a programming task (he did the whole assignment for me) a few days ago, but instead of submitting his own work to my professor, I changed the code from him into mine (I ...
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“Caught” in a plagiarism program for an exam but not actually cheating

So I'm in a very strange situation. I got a mail that said that there is a suspicion of cheating in my Python coding exam. It said that I and two other students have very similar answers on the test ...
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Accused of cheating due to the time accounted by Blackboard

Since the exams this year for college is online, there is a timer. Usually, when I start an exam I click a random answer choice or what I think is right at that moment. Once I finish most of it, I go ...
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Timed text editor

Looking for a very specific tool. I want to give my students a link to a text editor. When they open that link, they see a question and instantly a countdown timer starts. Once the timer is over, ...
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Exam requires self-imposing a time limit: what should I do when others are likely to use more time?

I am enrolled in an upper level STEM class. My teacher has recently announced that we have a "downloadable" midterm. The midterm is not officially timed, and we have a week to submit it, and ...
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How is it possible to buy and publish a Q1 paper?

A few days ago I saw an advertisement that claimed that they could write and publish Q1-Q4 (Q: Quartile) Research paper (with various prices e.g. 200$-500$) in less than 6 months and sell it to anyone ...
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Are we focusing too much on cheating with online courses?

Recently, the online calculus class I TA for took their first test of the semester and the grades were horrific. Granted, this is my first semester as a TA so my expectations might have been high. ...
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Peer shared with me “too much information” for a homework problem

In the summer, I took a math course where one of the homeworks involved a question where answers were expected to include several diagrams alongside an explanation. At the time, I thought it was a ...
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A student offered me money to take one of his exams in his place. What should I do?

Briefly, I am currently offering my services as a math tutor on a dedicated website. Recently, a university student contacted me and offered me money to help him cheat an incoming exam. The ...
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Examiner proof-reading master thesis before submission. Is this allowed?

I know someone who is currently writing their master’s thesis. They will be the single author of the document. Our (German) university requires a statement that says something like: ‘I wrote all of ...
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Is it secure to use Microsoft Teams for quizzes?

So far, at the institution I work at, we have taken our quizzes in a proctored environment. Either on paper or sometimes online. But under the prevailing scenario, we need to resort to some fully ...
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How to deal with a student who tricks a professor into accepting a late exam?

There are multiple cases of movie or TV show students who are attending an exam and are too late to turn in, but then ask the teacher "do you know who I am" at their desk. Then when the ...
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I was accused of cheating on an online physics exam because my answers were similar to those on Chegg [closed]

Today I was found guilty because my exam answers were similar to those on the math website. I haven't even seen the evidence(Chegg's answers) they said. I would like some advice on the appeal. Here is ...
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Is it even useful to report cheating anymore?

I'm taking my 8th course since the Covid-19 shutdown of universities has forced everyone to come home. When looking up stuff, I have inevitably come across almost all the questions from psets, quizzes,...
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What are best practices for reducing cheating in online tests? [closed]

I would like to know how can universities conduct exams of mathematical subjects during coronavirus. My university is not willing to let us be tested from afar because of the claim that in this case, ...
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Academic Dishonesty: Do cheating students learn from punishment? [closed]

Scenario: You catch a student cheating on a graded assessment. While you are required to report them to a student-affairs administrator, it is up to you, the instructor, how to grade the student on ...
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Am I morally obliged to report myself of a perceived violation of good academic practice? [closed]

I am the original poster from this question on a new account. I tried registering the account, but for some reason it made me have a fresh account with no rep and did not acknowledge my original post, ...
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I have been accused of cheating on an online exam because my answers were similar to those in a math website, is this sufficient proof of cheating? [closed]

My professor has accused me of cheating on an online exam, which was proctored by a TA. My camera did fall a few times but I was constantly lifting it up. The class is a precalc class which I'm just ...
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Realizing possible academic misconduct after degree award

A few days ago, I was notified of my degree award, and my imposter syndrome kicked in - trying to see if I've done anything to not warrant earning it. I found myself looking through good academic ...
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I received an allegation of academic misconduct from my university. What should I do?

I wrote an exam a couple of months ago and I recently received an email accusing me of academic misconduct. I had just finished my first year of university and this is the first time that I am ...

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