Should Cheating Be More Effective At Decreasing Cheating? Essay

1113 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
Studies show that regardless of whether college students have a high or low GPA that 75% are still going to cheat at some point in their college career (qtd Lang). Nationwide there have been two scientific studies on the amount of kids that cheat. The study tells us that cheating has not changed in the last 30 years (qtd Lang). There is clearly a problem with the academic policies and ideals that universities have. In this paper I am going to analyze the policy that Grand View University currently uses and propose two solutions that I think would be more effective at decreasing cheating.
The Grand View University academic honesty policy clearly states that there are four separate and distinct types of cheating that can occur. The most prominent as reported by Grand View in the 2015-2016 school year was (1) Plagiarism:” the use of another’s ideas, words, and or results used as your own ideas.” (CITE) The other types spelled out on the Grand View syllabi and on the handbook are: (2) Falsification:” The invention or falsification of sources, citations, data, or results, and recording or reporting them in any academic exercise.” (3) Cheating:” The attempted use of unauthorized materials on a test or exam”. (4) Facilitation of Dishonest: “Knowingly or negligently allowing one’s work to be used by another student without approval of the instructor”.
The problem with the current policy is that students are reminded about the honesty policy once or twice in their entire time at…

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