More data is needed on cheating in Canadian higher ed: Eaton

January 17, 2020

As recent news stories regarding allegations of academic dishonesty demonstrate, Canadian higher ed is susceptible to the problem of cheating. However, as Sarah Elaine Eaton argues, it is difficult to understand the scope and severity of the problem given that there has been scant research undertaken to probe the problem of academic cheating in Canada. What is more, we lack data on new academic integrity issues that are facilitated by digital technology, such as contract cheating. "Canada must take a stronger stance on ensuring academic quality standards are upheld across the country," concludes Eaton. "This includes having more opportunities for funded research to study academic integrity nationally." The Conversation (National)