Instances of cheating more than doubles at UWaterloo: Report

December 21, 2020

A report from CBC states that cheating has more than doubled at the University of Waterloo in the 2019-2020 academic year, with an increase in cheating, using “unauthorized aids or assistance,” and violations of exam rules. The article identifies pandemic-related factors such as student feelings of being overwhelmed and of isolation along with the challenges of the change to online learning as potential reasons for the increase. CBC also reports that cheating has decreased from the winter to spring semesters. “This is definitely a blip we’ve seen with the pandemic, and I don’t expect these numbers will be sustained at this level going into the future,” said Amanda McKenzie, UWaterloo’s director of quality assurance for academic programs and academic integrity. CBC (ON)