2008 Other Teaching and Learning Results: Academic Misconduct
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In 2008, items were added at the end of the FSSE survey that asked faculty members how much of a problem certain kinds of academic misconduct were at their institution and in the courses they taught during the 2007-08 academic year.
- Thirty-nine percent of faculty indicated that student use of the work of others without proper citation or acknowledgment was a substantial (“very much” or “quite a bit”) problem at their institution, while a smaller percentage of faculty believe such behavior to be a problem in their courses (18%).
- Over one-fifth of faculty members believed students representing the work of other as their own was a substantial problem at their institution, but only one in ten see it as a problem in their selected course section.
- Students using another person as a substitute to take an examination or quiz was seen as a problem by very few faculty for their institutions or in their selected course sections (2% and 1%, respectively)
Percentage of Faculty Who Believe Academic Misconduct is a Substantial Problem