Journal/Book/Conference Title Title
2017 Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Annual International Conference, Dallas, TX
Students and faculty at a mid-sized masters comprehensive university completed a survey regarding their perceptions of student cheating and other academic misbehavior. A total of 656 student surveys (22%) and 303 faculty surveys (35%) were analyzed to determine the perceived prevalence of cheating across campus, which behaviors are considered cheating, and how wrong they are perceived to be. Results demonstrated less consensus among faculty than expected on which misbehaviors violate the academic ethics policy as well as considerable variation in the perceived frequency that the policy violations occur, for both students and faculty. Increased education about plagiarism and cheating is needed across campus as well as potential policy revisions and greater awareness of normative academic behavior.
Department of Psychology
Center for Academic Ethics
Original Publication Date
UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa
©2017 Anita M. Gordon, Helen C. Harton, and Emma Welch
Gordon, Anita M.; Harton, Helen C.; and Welch, Emma, "Faculty and student perceptions of cheating" (2017). Faculty Publications. 7.