Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It by Donald L. McCabe, Kenneth D. Butterfield, Linda K. Treviño | | 9781421407166 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It

Cheating in College: Why Students Do It and What Educators Can Do about It

by Donald L. McCabe, Kenneth D. Butterfield, Linda K. Treviño
     
 

ISBN-10: 1421407167

ISBN-13: 9781421407166

Pub. Date: 09/30/2012

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and the college years are a critical period for their development of ethical standards. Cheating in College explores how and why students cheat and what policies, practices, and participation may be useful in promoting academic integrity and reducing cheating.

The authors investigate trends over time,

Overview

Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders, and the college years are a critical period for their development of ethical standards. Cheating in College explores how and why students cheat and what policies, practices, and participation may be useful in promoting academic integrity and reducing cheating.

The authors investigate trends over time, including internet-based cheating. They consider personal and situational explanations, such as the culture of groups in which dishonesty is more common (such as business majors) and social settings that support cheating (such as fraternities and sororities). Faculty and administrators are increasing their efforts to promote academic honesty among students. Orientation and training sessions, information on college and university websites, student handbooks that describe codes of conduct, honor codes, and course syllabi all define cheating and establish the consequences.

Based on the authors’ multiyear, multisite surveys, Cheating in College quantifies and analyzes student cheating to demonstrate why academic integrity is important and to describe the cultural efforts that are effective in restoring it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421407166
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,243,162
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1 A Journey and a Commitment to Action 1

2 Where to Begin: Academic Dishonesty among High School Students 15

3 Prevalence, Types, and Methods of Cheating in College 35

4 Individual Student Characteristics That Influence Cheating 72

5 Institutional Factors That Influence Academic Integrity: The Role of Honor Codes 91

6 Institutional Factors That Influence Academic Integrity: Other Contextual Influences 113

7 The Faculty Role in Creating a Strong Environment of Academic Integrity 130

8 Academic Integrity in Business and Professional Schools 148

9 Creating a Culture of Integrity: Practical Advice for Faculty and Administrators 164

References 197

Index 217

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