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Cheaters CAUGHT!

“I don’t want to be the one to explain to your parents why you aren’t going to graduate.”

We’ve talked about cheating before. What would you do, if you caught your students cheating? That is a difficult question to answer, and one professor in Florida tackled the issue head-on in his class. Thank you, Deb, for sharing this controversial story with us! Be warned — watching the video may trigger flashbacks and make you feel guilty all over again for cheating on that chemistry test in the 9th grade (or maybe that was just me)!

Perhaps you’ve heard about the recent large-scale cheating incident at the University of Central Florida – it’s caused quite a stir in “all things academe.” UCF Professor Richard Quinn was suspicious of the unusually high grades he received on a mid-term exam in his senior-level business management capstone course, so he ran a statistical analysis of student grades… Continue reading

The online courses debate

Ever since Macomb’s own Mark Champagne provided his insights on the future of online learning, the whole country has been buzzing (we kid because we like Mark)! Take, for example, this article from the New York Times “Room for Debate” column, in which experts and readers weighed-in on the hottest topic confronting higher education today.

Put on your gloves, step into the ring, and let us know what you think! Specifically, which of “The Editors” do you most agree with, and why?

PS: Thank you, Matthew Cross for providing the link. If you have any ideas for a blog post, send it my way!