COU report recommends public reporting of student cheaters

December 10, 2007

A new report recommends shaming cheaters and plagiarists to the maximum permitted by law.  The Council of Ontario Universities believes that not only should schools be tracking incidents to keep track of progress, but they should also be making incidents public.  Both the University of Ottawa and Carleton University plan on releasing their first annual figures on cheating shortly.  Ontario privacy law prevents cheaters from being publicly identified, but there are no laws regarding frequencies.  Only 9 of 20 universities in Ontario issue annual reports on cheating.