‘Tis the season for cheating scandals.
Indiana University’s Dental School announced that it is dismissing or suspending 25 second-year students for cheating and reprimanding an additional 21 students for failing to report the cheating. Both the cheating and the failure to report violate Indiana’s Code of Professional Conduct. The dismissed and suspended students are expected to appeal.
According to the IU announcement the students "were involved in the unauthorized acquisition, sharing and use of passwords to obtain access to exam materials prior to exams." In other words they hacked into a computer to obtain the questions before an exam.
According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, eight students at the New Jersey Dental School were disciplined in February for cheating. Duke’s Fuqua School of Business recently expelled or suspended 34 students just last week in the wake of a cheating scandal.
Are schools just better at catching cheating or are graduate students cheating more?