Guide helps faculty carry out anti-cheating policies

PULLMAN – A step-by-step guide for faculty on implementing WSU’s academic integrity policy in the classroom is available ONLINE @ by clicking on “Resources” and then “Information for Faculty.”   “Follow this to the letter and it will help you immensely,” said Chris Wuthrich, associate director of the Office of Student Conduct, who handed […]

Headlines — salaries, diabetes, cheating, invisible students

Media headlines include: * The Seattle Times — Professors, doctors top list of best-paid state employees (in Washington), * Longview Daily News — Diabetics control a chronic illness, while still enjoying food, , quoting Debbie Zbaeren Fredricks, nutrition educator, WSU Extension, * The Oregonian — Environmental health expert to speak at WSU Vancouver, […]

MBA cheating documented, countered

According to a national study, the primary reason master’s of business administration (MBA) graduate students are cheating is peer influence.  Ken Butterfield, WSU associate professor of management and operations, conducted a benchmark study on ethics and cheating with colleagues from Rutgers University and Penn State. Their research concluded that 56 percent of graduate business students […]

Faculty response a sticking point in code

Plagiarism isn’t new, but the Internet has made it easier, and WSU — like universities everywhere — is struggling with how to deal with it. An Academic Integrity Code has been three years in the making and is likely to take a bit longer. A draft code is expected to come before the Faculty Senate […]

Task force to take aim at cheating, plagiarism

Plagiarism and cheating — two thorny problems challenging universities nationwide — are among the issues to be tackled by a new Faculty Senate task force. Washington State University’s Faculty Senate recently appointed a task force on academic integrity and assigned it to study: • developing an academic integrity code • helping plan education and prevention […]