When Getting an F is a GOOD Thing

24 06 2009

“It may be the first time
that getting an F represents an upgrade. . .”

. . .Worse Than an F

I take academic dishonesty seriously too, but punishment as the answer? Wouldn’t it be better (for schools and society too) to figure out how to get the students on-board with academic honesty in the first place?

Of course it figures the university’s lead criminology prof came up with this! 😉

“The idea was to create a fair, consistent, and effective policy on academic integrity matters across the university that would be enthusiastically embraced by students, faculty and administrators alike, and that mirrored a zero-tolerance approach both in theory and in practice,” says SCAISLE chair Rob Gordon, who directs the School of Criminology.

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24 06 2009
lori

My alma mater had a similar policy in place when I was in college, which I think was just five or six years ago. 😉

We had to write out that we adhered to the academic honor code on each test or paper. If we were caught cheating, we would fail the class and have an “H” next to the F on our transcripts. I think it covered just academics. And people still cheated.

This is my favorite quote from the article: “The idea was to create a fair, consistent, and effective policy on academic integrity matters across the university that would be enthusiastically embraced by students….”

Ha, ha, enthusiastically embraced! As if.

24 06 2009
JJ

H??
Wow, that’s movin’ on down the alphabet!

Honesty? Hardened Criminal? Hopelessly unemployed?

Oh no, wait — I get it. Ha-ha!

24 06 2009
JJ

This just came across the tubes:

WIRED editor admits plagiarizing. . .Wikipedia??

24 06 2009
COD

Speaking of plagiarizing…another moral crusader from the right that apparently doesn’t believe the rules apply to her. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,528542,00.html

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