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Exemplars in the Fight against Syndicate Cheating

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/30/2020

Over the past two weeks, Frontiers has featured its series on academic integrity and cheating syndicates. The first post considered the spectrum of threats facing higher education and our students and the second looked at the practices cheating sites use […]

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How Third-Party Cheating Sites Entice and Impact Students

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/21/2020

Today is the 5th Annual International Day of Action Against Contract Cheating. We join with the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) to participate and encourage other organizations, college’s and universities to sign up and participate in ICAI’s website. As […]

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Spectrum of Threats to Academic Integrity

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 10/15/2020

One of the priorities identified this year by WCET’s Steering Committee was to shed light on the unscrupulous practice of third party sites that entice students to cheat. WCET learned that many of our member institutions regularly issue “cease and […]

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Licensing Certification and Dispersed Students, Oh My! 

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/30/2020

Institutions have juggled many issues to maintain educational continuity during the pandemic. WCET has addressed accessibility, Veterans benefits, crisis coordination, Open Educational Resources, the U.S. Department of Education’s ability to exercise enforcement discretion for Title IV eligibility , and more! […]

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Rigor, Meet Reality

Published by: Lindsey Rae Downs | 4/5/2018

How do you define academic rigor? I know when I was completing my undergraduate and graduate coursework, I could tell the difference between a rigorous course and one that would be a little less time consuming. I also understood, especially […]

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Test Proctoring: An Old Solution to a (Re)Emerging Problem

Published by: WCET Frontiers | 2/10/2012

Today we welcome Peg Wherry, Director of Online Learning at Montana State University, as a guest blogger.  Peg currently leads the WCET Academic Integrity and Student Authentication Subcommittee on Proctoring Practices and Policies and takes this opportunity to share with […]

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