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    Two Maharashtra education department officials held for taking bribe from Pune teacher

    India

    Press

    Express News Services - The Indian Express

    A teacher working for a school in Pune approached the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) complaining that two accounting officers of the state education department demanded a bribe of Rs 6,000 from him to verify documents relating to wage fixation under the Sixth and Seventh Pay Commission scheme. The ACB arrested them, and a first information report was registered under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.

  • Newspaper

    Corrupted: a study of dysfunction in universities in South Africa

    South Africa

    Press

    Nico Cloete - University World News

    The new book “Corrupted: A study of chronic dysfunction in South African universities” is an account of chronic corruption rooted in a political economy framework combined with a lack of governance and management capacity and academic integrity. These universities are all located in resource-poor areas where the university is the main source of funding and an opportunity for corruption, ranging from contracts (such as building projects) to services (such as transport), to student accommodation and the sale of fake certificates.

  • Newspaper

    Universities on alert over ChatGPT and other AI assisted tools

    Hong Kong China, Korea R, India

    Press

    Mimi Leung , Shuriah Niazi - University World News

    Some universities in Asia described the artificial intelligence writing tools ChatGPT as the use of “unfair means” while others consider it as a temporary measure until proper policies for their use can be worked out. Unless a student has the course instructor’s written permission, the use of ChatGPT will be regarded as using other people’s work and will be treated in the same way as plagiarism. Teachers can set supplementary oral or written exams or adopt other measures if they suspect ChatGPT or another AI-based tool has been used.

  • Newspaper

    How to teach students about ethical issues behind new technologies

    Netherlands

    Press

    Rens van der Vorst - University World News

    Fontys University in the Netherlands is keen to teach students to think about the impact and use of educational technology through the Moral Design Game. Based on scientific insights, the game challenges players to think about the dominant values that various stakeholders draw on to make decisions. The goal of the game is to inspire and teach students, teachers, and staff to improve their thinking and debate ethical questions.

  • Newspaper

    ChatGPT: a new relationship between humans and machines

    USA, France, Denmark

    Press

    Thomas E Jørgensen - University World News

    Questions about using artificial intelligence go further than cheating on exams or generating text for scientific articles. They concern academic values the integrity of academic work, but also the exploration of the changing relationship between humans and machines. A recent statement by the European University Association, ChatGPT raises issues for universities in terms of updating policies to accommodate such tools while preserving recognition of course work and authentic assessment.

  • Newspaper

    Oxford and Cambridge ban ChatGPT over plagiarism fears

    UK

    Press

    iNews - University World News

    The United Kingdom’s top universities are split over how to respond to ChatGPT, with Oxford and Cambridge among those banning the technology over plagiarism fears, while others have opted to embrace it. 8 out of 24 of the elite Russell Group universities have informed students that using the AI bot for assignments will count as academic misconduct. Dozens of other universities across the country are reviewing their plagiarism policies in time for this year’s assessments.

  • Newspaper

    Pressure grows for bullying records to inform higher education admissions

    Korea R

    Press

    Unsoo Jung - University World News

    South Korea’s Ministry of Education is planning to strengthen measures related to school bullying records and their consideration during university admission applications after the appointment of a new national investigation chief was cancelled following revelations that he was involved in a lawsuit against his son’s forced school transfer for bullying.

  • Newspaper

    Top university bans ‘intimate’ staff-student relationships

    UK

    Press

    Oxford Mail - University World News

    The University of Oxford in the United Kingdom has announced a new policy for staff that bans any close personal relationship with students that “transgresses the boundaries of professional conduct”. This comes as regulator the Office for Students works on its regulations for staff-student relationships, launching a consultation on regulating harassment and sexual misconduct in higher education.

  • Newspaper

    Digitalisation: a panacea for exam cheating, or not yet?

    Ethiopia

    Press

    Wondwosen Tamrat - University World News

    The Ethiopian Ministry of Education is considering the digitalisation of school-leaving and university exit exams to counter corruption and cheating in the sector. But a national strategy is necessary to address challenges associated with a digital exam, such as the availability of infrastructure and IT facilities as well as security needs.

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    University librarians are divided over AI use and ethics – survey

    USA

    Press

    Karen MacGregor - University World News

    A survey of 125 university librarians across the US has discovered differing opinions on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education. Looking into the ethics of AI use, the report said that 8% of librarians stated a definitive ‘yes’ when asked if they believe it is cheating if students use AI products for research, while 42% felt this to be somewhat true. Major concerns include cheating, eliminating or reducing critical thinking and originality, and replacing human jobs.

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