Academic integrity

Ethical Considerations in Using ChatGPT in Colleges and Universities

Give Credit Where Credit is Due I’m always on the lookout for articles about the use of ChatGPT, especially as it pertains to ethical behavior. I recently read an instructive piece on the Educate Wiser website. In it, the author points out some of the limitations of ChatGPT that include:... Read more →

Can Cheating on Steroids in Colleges and Universities be Stopped?

Who is to Blame for Lax Academic Standards? It is no surprise to college professors that academic cheating is on the rise even though virtually every university has a policy on academic integrity. The reasons are many as discussed below but lax standards by professors and indifference towards cheating can... Read more →

The Ethics of “Ethical Hacking”

Implications for Ethics Education I have previously blogged about the controversial issue of "Ethical Hacking." In this blog, I will update that discussion and add to it because changes are happening rapidly and the number of cybersecurity attacks are increasing. We live in an era of unprecedented cybercrime, both in... Read more →

Which Side are They on? Do Auditors Still Protect the Public?

Accounting Ethics Symposium I am participating in a panel discussion on July 31 in San Diego at the Ethics Symposium sponsored by the Public Interest Section of the American Accounting Association. Accounting educators should consider attending because critical issues will be discussed about the past, present, and future direction of... Read more →

Why Do Universities Lie About Program Information?

Examining the Ethical Issues I have previously blogged about doctored program information submitted by four prominent universities—Rutgers University, Temple University, Claremont McKenna College, and Iona College. The goal was to make their programs look better to university rating outlets such as U.S. News & World Report. Now, along comes a... Read more →

Why Do Colleges and Universities Report False Data About Their Programs?

The Name of the Game is to Get Higher Rankings A lawsuit charges that Rutgers Business School sought to improve its rankings by creating bogus temporary jobs for graduating MBA students. This isn’t the first time a major university played games with its statistics to make them look better in... Read more →

What Can Be Done About Student Cheating?

Lessons From the Front Lines Perhaps you read last week that David Berkovitz, a Professor at Chapman University in Orange, California, is suing his own students after he discovered that his midterm and final exams had been uploaded to a popular website. Berkovitz, who teaches business law at Chapman University,... Read more →

Are Grades Ethical? The Ethics Sage Replies

Ethics IS a Critical Thinking Skill I recently read an article in an online publication Cardinal Points, which is a weekly publication of Plattsburg State University. I was drawn to the piece because of its title: Are Grades Ethical? This is an important issue and one that deserves our attention,... Read more →

Why Parents Cheat to Get Their Kids into College

Do the Ends Justify the Means? I recently read some of the results of a survey taken by that addresses why parents cheat to get their kids accepted into college. The purpose of this blog is to share those results and give my own opinion. is an online... Read more →