Academic integrity issues at Harvard may require more than an honor code to fix
- In the wake of an incident involving 125 students allegedly engaging in inappropriate collaboration on a take-home exam, Harvard officials say they're going to review their academic integrity policies with the possible intention of creating an honor code.
- For at least two years, such a code has been in consideration, and undergraduate dean Jay Harris has previously stated that academic dishonesty is "a real problem" at the Ivy League school.
- Experts say that the problem may be that today's students have a deeply ingrained mindset that the objective is to pass, not to learn--and that the "get ahead by any means necessary" system our society has created is to blame.
From the article:
Officials at Harvard University were quick to condemn the behavior of the 125 students suspected of collaborating inappropriately on a take-home exam. "These allegations, if proven, represent totally unacceptable behavior that betrays the trust upon which intellectual inquiry at Harvard depends," Harvard President Drew Faust said in a statement. ...
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