Education

Academic Dishonesty

Dan wrote a good post on Academic Dishonesty a while back. Mine doesn’t address the administrative side at all so I’d recommend reading his for that. My planned post for this week is delayed because this distracted me: Yesterday I began grading my first big writing assignment of the year. I got …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 10.26.14

Welcome to a new day for Required Readings, which will henceforth be presented once a week, on Sundays. RR is a collection of news stories, opinion pieces, and education resources we hope you’ll find interesting and/or useful, particularly if you’re a skeptical educator of some sort. But we can’t do …

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Higher Education

UNC’s “Paper Classes” are Merely the Logical Endpoint of Several Current Trends

Unless you subscribe to the SoD monthly print zine—sign up now for the low, low price of $100 per crudely photocopied issue; please make all cheques payable to CASH–chances are you have an internet connection and have seen this recent Vox article on the UNC Chapel Hill “Paper Class” scandal …

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Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz: To Catch a Cheater

“I learned that teachers aren’t as stupid as some people think they are…” This quote, from a student caught cheating, comes from a fairly old article from the US News called The Cheating Game.  It outlines a widespread problem in the country with regards to students cheating in school. Even …

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EducationHigher EducationPop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Academic (Dis)honesty

Summer is winding down, and for many of us this means a return to teaching, complete with its associated joys and horrors.* By far the worst of these horrors, at least in my opinion, is dealing with exam cheating and plagiarism. There is absolutely nothing about the whole process that …

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