3.  What's happening on the national scene related to honor violations with college/university students?

Answer: 

Notes from the 10th annual meeting of the Center for Academic Integrity, October 2002

From research findings of Dr. Donald McCabe (Rutgers):

 McCabe concludes cheating is widespread in high school. 
He surveyed 4,500 high school students in 2000-01 and found:

                 97% reported to at least one questionable activity.

74% report 1 or more instances of cheating on TESTS
                              33% of students said they cheated on more than 3 tests.

                72% report 1 or more instances of cheating on WRITTEN work
                              (including copying someone else’s paper)
                              15% said they’d submitted a paper they’d downloaded
                              52% copied some information from the Internet without citing sources

 

 In College/University

He conducted two surveys: 1999-00 (21 participating schools including 14 private)
                                                  2001-02 (15 participating schools including 11 private)

 

Students’ Self report of Cheating                                      99-00                                      01-02

                Serious test cheating                                           32%                                      23%

                Serious written cheating                                     50%                                       50%

                Internet Plagiarism                                               10%                                     41%        

                Download from papermill                                    5%                                        5%

                Collaboration (when not allowed)                     44%                                        44%

 

Faculty perceptions of cheating                                        99-00                                       01-02

                Serious test cheating                                           49%                                       52%

                Serious written cheating                                     80%                                        84%

                Internet Plagiarism                                               27%                                       60%

                Download from papermill                                    16%                                       28%

                Collaboration (when not allowed)                     47%                                          55%