Detecting and Preventing College Cheating in the Electronic Age. Drs. Bud Banis and Jennifer Siciliani Presented At the University of Missouri-St Louis 3 rd Annual Conference on Teaching & Technology October 29, 2004. Cheating is ubiquitous:. Steroids in professional sports
Drs. Bud Banis
and Jennifer Siciliani
At the University of Missouri-St Louis
3rd Annual Conference on Teaching & Technology
October 29, 2004
Each English village set aside a central grazing area (the "commons") with enough space and grazing resources to allow each villager to graze one cow. Nearly every person tried to sneak in an extra animal for grazing. Their rationale – my grazing one extra cow can’t hurt the land and affect the outcome. It’s only one more cow.
The problem – all villagers thought the same thing and the land became barren for the whole village. Everyone tried to cheat, forgetting that their cheating had a cumulative effect – when added to the cheating of all others – that resulted in nothing for anyone.
Game theory examples above
Incentives and the decision to cheat
What the students think about cheating
Coverage of the university procedures for dealing with academic dishonesty and indiscretions
Acknowledging that perjury may be a prosecutable criminal offense, I swear under penalty of law, that I have not and will not give or receive any unauthorized assistance on this exam (assignment, paper, etc.).