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Activity Number: 402 - Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
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Title: Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty
Author(s): Monnie McGee* and Jacqui Milton* and Jana Anderson* and Jeremiah Aakre* and Amy L Phelps*
Companies: Southern Methodist University and Boston University and Colorado State University and Mayo Clinic and Duquesne University
Keywords: Academic dishonesty; Virtual proctoring; Grading systems; Online teaching

People cheat, and many of them do so more than they would readily admit. Faculty and administrators have often attributed the presence of cheating in students to a lack of morality, or perhaps in the way different cultures define cheating. This session looks at how administrators and faculty can curb student cheating, not by imposing strict penalties for those who do, but by creative ways that change the college/classroom environment so that the desire or need to cheat diminishes. The panelists will discuss reason students cheat, grading systems to minimize cheating, methods to discourage cheating in the classroom, virtual proctoring for online classes, student use of paid tutors to take exams for online classes, helping students increase confidence in exam preparation. This session should appeal to educators and administrators who are looking for innovative ways to lessen the appeal of academic dishonesty in their students.

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