Several world leaders, including Vladimir Putin, stand accused of plagiarizing their PhD dissertations. Whether they resign, deny or ignore the allegations says a lot about the country they run.
These programmes allow institutions to claim they're doing something without really tackling the issues that lead students to plagiarise.
Students need to be able to manage their time, write to an academic standard, be aware of what constitutes plagiarism, make sure they know what support services are available to them, and have fun!
If we view tertiary education as a commodity rather than an enlightening pursuit, practices such as essay buying will become more common.
Acknowledging the source of the images would amplify rather than diminish the power of Hank Willis Thomas's political art.
How can a band so slavishly derivative – and sometimes downright plagiaristic – be also considered radically innovative and influential?
The leading contender for the Oscars has been hit with claims its theme comes from an unacknowledged 1960s play. What does US copyright law say?
Students, don’t turn to essay mills, just learn to write a better paper.
Across Canada and around the world, thousands of students are paying cash for good grades - in tests, essays and even PhD theses. On Oct. 18, 2017, universities globally are fighting back.
Changes to student assessment can help to reduce the potential for academic misconduct.
It doesn’t matter how assessments are given to students, as students can still find a way to cheat.
How lecturers can rest assured that the work they are marking is written by their own student.
Plagiarism in public life is an ugly slight upon the intelligence and the trust of an audience.
More handwritten tasks could force students to avoid the dreaded cut and paste.
Managing the newest form of academic deceit will require hard work from established academia and a renewed commitment to integrity from university communities.
Academics' own propensity for plagiarism may be contributing to high levels of student plagiarism.
For every student who intentionally steals others' work and passes it off as her own, there are ten who don't yet know how to build academic knowledge. They need our help, not condemnation.
The way schools and universities teach and test has to keep up with the way young people are processing information.
We could be fooled into thinking pay-for plagiarism is a modern, high-tech invention. However, the internet merely supports the logistics.
Surveys show that 95% of high school students and 70% of college students are involved in some form of cheating.