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ERIC Number: EJ833901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 35
Cheating in the Community College: Generational Differences among Students and Implications for Faculty
Wotring, Kathleen E.
Inquiry, v12 n1 p5-13 Spr 2007
Student cheating has been the subject of much despair and considerable research in higher education. Although cheating is recognized as a concern for community colleges, little research examines cheating specifically in these institutions. Because community colleges typically serve students representing a wide diversity of ages, community college leaders and faculty must understand the impact of generational differences in the definition of cheating in order to best foster the academic integrity so vital to their missions. In this article, the author provides insight into differing definitions of and attitudes toward cheating among today's college students and argues that community college faculty must educate students about what is and what is not appropriate behavior in their courses.
Virginia Community Colleges Association and Virginia Community College System. Virginia Community College System, 101 N. 14th Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Tel: 804-819-4666; Fax: 804-819-4771; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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