Academic integrity

Should college football go forward?

Weighing the Costs and Benefits We all know the risks to the health and safety of college football players if the season goes on in the midst of the coronavirus. But it’s more than just their physical health at stake. For some, cancelling the season, as has been done in... Read more →


Encouraging students' ethical behavior

How to Build an Ethics Curriculum Image source: https://www.accountingcpd.net/5_ways_to_encourage_ethical_behaviour_in_your_organisation Role of the Professor The job of the professor is not only about providing knowledge and teaching skills. It covers instilling moral and ethical values in students too. In this post, a professional custom essay writer from Writing-help.org, presents her views... Read more →


The Ethics of Reopening Colleges and Universities

In-Person versus Remote Learning Within the next month or so most colleges and universities will have decided whether to reopen with in-person classes, online instruction (i.e., remote learning) or a hybrid approach. Increasingly, we are seeing more and more institutions of higher learning turn towards remote instruction fueled in part... Read more →


Online Instruction During COVID-19

Advice to Institutions of Higher Education Eighty-six percent of college students claimed in a recent survey they have cheated in some way while in school. According to Kessler International, a firm that provides private investigation services, forensic accounting and digital forensics: “The advent of online schools and increasingly sophisticated mobile... Read more →


A Culture of Cheating in Society

Cheating in College Begets Cheating in the Workplace A new study from San Francisco State University reports that cheaters in college are more tolerant of those who cheat in the workplace. According to the study’s co-author, Foo Nin Ho, “If [students] have this attitude while they’re in school – that... Read more →


Ethical Implications of Cheating

How Can We Explain the Scope of Cheating in College? A recent survey published by The International Center for Academic Integrity reports alarming results with respect to cheating by students. More than 70,000 students, both graduates and undergraduates, took part in the study that reported 95 percent of the surveyed... Read more →


Should We Do Away With Grading in College?

Grades Help to Develop a Strong Work Ethic I recently read that a New School professor is calling for the abolition of grades claiming it is unfair to students. Gee, I thought grades introduced fairness because students are evaluated on their work and given higher grades for better work. I... Read more →


Professors: Beware of Relationships With Students

Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in the Grading Process One of the most difficult decisions for college professors is whether to engage in a personal relationship with a student. The relationship might start innocently. Perhaps the student goes to office hours frequently. The professor might devote more time than is customary... Read more →


Is Free Speech on College Campuses Still a Concern?

The Role of the First Amendment Free speech on college campuses has been under attack during the past several years. The alleged offenses seem to have declined this past academic year. Does that mean limitations on free speech on college campuses is no longer of concern? The answer is ‘yes’... Read more →


Should Fake News Be Taught in College?

The Ethics of Teaching a Course on Digital Literacy Increasingly, educational institutions are offering courses in “Fake News.” The reason, no doubt, is concern in society that journalists and news media are playing fast and loose with the ethics rules of good, honest journalism. Making up stories, exaggerating facts, failing... Read more →