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Higher Ed in the News

Increased detection means cheating cases up at CU-Boulder

May 20, 2010

During the 2009-10 academic year, the CU Honor Code Council recorded 218 cheating episodes, which is the highest in recent years. However, administrators say they aren't alarmed, citing increased vigilance for the increased cases.

Administrators are trying to decide whether they should renew CU's contract with a company that provides plagiarism-detection software to faculty, or save money and rely on the university's own licensed technology that performs the same task.

Plagiarism accounts for the majority of cheating cases at CU.

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