Donald McCabe

Is rise in cheating due to technology or values?

Date: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Location: 
Gainesville, FL

About 200 students admitted their involvement, but some have questioned whether the incident was actually cheating. Donald McCabe, founding president of the International Center for Academic Integrity, told Inside Higher Ed that surveys show far more faculty say there is cheating than students, suggesting shifting norms about the issue. “What we called cheating 20 years ago isn’t called cheating now,” he said.

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UW-Madison students, faculty struggle with plagiarism in Internet era

Date: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Location: 
Madison, WI

When UW-Madison chemistry lecturer Jeanine Batterton accused 42 students last fall of plagiarism on a written lab assignment in Chem 104, she was floored by the range of "bizarre excuses" offered by the undergraduates. Donald McCabe, professor at Rutgers University and co-founder of the International Center for Academic Integrity, has been researching academic misconduct for 20 years and he says perceptions about what constitutes plagiarism are changing rapidly.

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Graduating with Class

Date: 
Friday, September 3, 2010
Location: 
Myrtle Beach, SC

What makes a good person makes for a good worker. But teaching those values is tricky. How does one lead a class in being honest? Coastal Carolina University has handed this tough job to Michael Pierce, a biology professor who takes on the newly created mantle of academic integrity officer. Pierce takes on the challenge as schools across the nation struggle with the same problem. Surveys conducted over the past five years by Donald McCabe of Rutgers University found 40 percent of undergraduates admitting to at least some plagiarism.

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Ex-Pocantico superintendent accused of plagiarism gets doctorate revoked

Date: 
Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Donald McCabe, a business professor at Rutgers University and co-founder of the Center for Academic Integrity at Clemson University, said that there were some examples of teachers or administrators caught plagiarizing but not many. "It seems to me that when teachers or administrators get themselves in trouble like this — particularly administrators, higher-level administrators — it's swept under the rug so that it's not embarrassing to the university, the school district, whatever it happens to be," McCabe said. "It's possible that there isn't that much, but I don't think so. I think it's there."

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MBA Program Withdraws From China Due to "Widespread Plagiarism," Other Issues

Date: 
Monday, July 26, 2010

A small New Jersey college has decided to close its China MBA program after finding evidence that students there engaged in rampant cheating. Centenary College, a Hackettstown-NJ-based institution, ended its MBA program for Chinese-speaking students after finding "evidence of widespread plagiarism," the school said in a statement posted on its website today. Donald McCabe, founder of the Center for Academic Integrity and professor of global business at Rutgers University, says that to his knowledge, no college has ever closed a program after identifying widespread cheating. But he also does not know of another school that has found 400 students who may have committed plagiarism.

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Poor Work Ethics Risk Future of U.S. Business, Education and Ultimately Freedom

Date: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2010

In 2005, Professor Donald McCabe at Rutgers Business School published a survey where more than 70% of students admitted to cheating at least once on a test. Cheating is not just reserved for high school students. McCabe also surveyed graduate students and discovered cheating attitudes for: 56% of business students, 54% of engineering students, 48% of education students, and 45% of law school students.

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Students' cheating takes a high-tech turn

Date: 
Thursday, May 27, 2010

Professor Donald McCabe, at Rutgers Business School in New Jersey, has conducted much of the research on cheating in U.S. schools since 1990 and says cheating on tests in high school is on the rise. In his survey of 24,000 students at 70 high schools, 64 percent of students admitted to cheating on a test, 58 percent admitted to plagiarism and 95 percent said they participated in some form of cheating, whether it was on a test, plagiarism or copying homework. Problem is, he said, some students don't think of it as cheating, or they try to justify their behavior."They feel a test is unfair and they feel it's OK to cheat," he said. "Maybe they had something to do that night and didn't study. Another big issue is fairness — they feel that they are getting left behind."

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Legalized 'Cheating?'

Date: 
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Indeed, despite a nationwide crackdown on everything from camera phones to drugs that help students' test performances, three in four high-school students still admit to cheating. The number admitting to plagiarizing from the Internet in particular quadrupled between 1999 and 2005, according to studies by Donald McCabe, a professor at Rutgers Business School.

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Tech seeks to learn from integrity survey

Date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Location: 
Lubbock, TX

In conjunction with the Center for Academic Integrity, Texas Tech and other universities around the world are participating in the Academic Integrity Matters survey. Donald McCabe, a professor of management and global business at Rutgers University and the founding president of the Center for Academic Integrity, said he plays a large role in administering the survey and Tech is one of more than 150 schools that have participated in the survey.

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Report on academic honesty at FGCU could lead to changes

Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Location: 
Naples, FL

For some students, the line between cheating and getting a little help can be fuzzy. It is not uncommon, says Donald McCabe, a professor at Rutgers Business School in New Jersey, who has spent 20 years studying academic dishonesty.

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Cheating: You Have To Sweat The Small Stuff

Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Location: 
New York, NY

Cheating is widespread in our culture. Research conducted by Donald McCabe, a professor of management and global business at Rutgers Business School, shows that more than 70% of students across all types of education institutions report that they engage in some form of cheating. HireRight, a company that does background checks, estimates that 80% of all résumés are misleading.

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Can cheating in school predict white collar crime?

Date: 
Friday, January 29, 2010
Location: 
New York, NY

Even though colleges and universities have standards for academic integrity and fairness, do today's students even believe in an honor code? We're talking about cheating on tests, plagiarizing, fabrication of facts, aiding/abetting, falsification of records, and gaining unauthorized access to materials. Donald McCabe of Rutgers University (as reported by U.S.News & World Report) stated that  56 percent of grad students in business had cheated at least once.

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The Poor Work Ethics Risk Future U.S. economy, education, and ultimately freedom

Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2010

In 2005, Donald McCabe of Rutgers University published a survey that more than 70% of students cheat at least once admitted to an examination. Cheating is not reserved only for altitudes students. McCabe also surveyed students and found fraud settings: 56% of business students, 54% of engineering students,  48% of the training of students and 45% of Law School Students.

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Frivolous privacy concerns

Date: 
Tuesday, January 12, 2010

In 2006, a study found that 56 per cent of graduate business students admitted to cheating in the previous year, compared with 47 per cent of non-business students. Donald McCabe, lead researcher on the study and business strategy who is also a professor at Rutgers said, "Those numbers are probably under-reported. Since the survey was voluntary, more dishonest students were less likely to fill out the survey, and those who did complete it may have under-reported how much they cheated."

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Holding the Line: It's time to confront our cheating culture and begin leading with our values

Date: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2010

By certain indicators, cheating is widespread in our culture. In research by Donald McCabe, a professor of management and global business at Rutgers Business School, more than 70 percent of students across all types of education report that they engage in some form of cheating. (Newsletter by www.handsorganization.org

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Graduate Schools Win Chinese Protection Against Test Cheaters

Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2009
Location: 
New York, NY

A Chinese court barred a Beijing- based Internet site from selling materials such as questions from the Graduate Management Admission Test, bolstering business schools’ efforts to combat cheating by applicants. The Chinese court ruling “will scare some people from cheating in the short term now that they realize they could be affected by this and have their GMAT score canceled,” said Donald McCabe, a professor of management and global business at Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. “But I worry that students, if they want to cheat, will find another way around it if they are so anxious to do so.”

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University puts cheats to shame

Date: 
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Location: 
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Although there are few statistics available to gauge the extent of the problem, a study last year by Dr. Donald McCabe, a professor at Rutgers University in the US, found that, out of 2,600 students at Zayed University, many admitted to cheating and felt able to justify it.

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Long: Cheating won’t lead to happiness

Date: 
Monday, November 9, 2009
Location: 
Lubbock,TX

According to a recent study by Professor of Management & Global Business Donald McCabe, about 95 percent of high school students admit to cheating some time in their education. This is a very surprising number, but cheating is not limited to the teenage years. McCabe continues by stating 66 percent of all college students admit to cheating.

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Donald L. McCabe Academic Integrity Award Reception

Upcoming: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Postponed

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the April 30th Donald L. McCabe Academic Integrity Award reception is postponed until the Fall.  We’ll post the new date as soon as possible.

 

Today’s students represent the leaders of tomorrow. Our future requires that they lead with ethics & integrity.

We are pleased to announce the inaugural Donald L. McCabe Academic Integrity Award. This annual award is in honor of Donald L. McCabe, Rutgers Business School (RBS) Professor & "founding father" of research on academic integrity.

Contact Information: 

Please contact the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership to learn more.

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