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ERIC Number: EJ816959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
What Is a Scholarly Community and What Are Our Individual and Collective Responsibilities?
Petress, Ken
Education, v128 n4 p686-690 Sum 2008
Recently, the author had cause to discuss with a group of his freshman college students the issue of reporting observed or known academic dishonesty. He was very surprised and deeply saddened by the responses most students shared with him on this issue. In short, most--80%--stated that "others' cheating was none of their business;" "It is the professor's job to monitor, detect, and dispatch any cheating that might go on;" "Students should not be expected to be "snitches";" and "Students are not collectively responsible for each other; they are only responsible for their own actions." These were not the only lines of argument forwarded for student non-involvement in other's cheating, but these statements represent the majority opinions expressed over several classes in multiple years the author posed the question. In this article, the author writes a loud dissenting opinion; hoping he can be persuasive enough to elevate the issue from what, in many quarters, has been an obscure, potential, minor issue to a relevant, vital issue. (Contains 10 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A