Search Page

Disclaimer: IIEP cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information in these articles.
Hyperlinks to other websites imply neither responsibility for, nor approval of, the information contained in those other websites.

1-10 of 89 results

  • Newspaper

    More than one in 10 students cheat, most are not caught

    Australia

    Geoff Maslen - University World News

    According to a new report, 11% of the assignments submitted by Australian university students were written by someone else. More than 95% of students who cheat in this way are never caught. A survey distributed to 4100 students at six universities found two types of contract cheating: paying someone else to write a paper or downloading it from a collection of pre-written assignments.

  • Getting to the root of corruption in education

    Adam Graycar

    0 comments

  • Newspaper

    Bullying and harassment rife at state’s universities

    Australia

    Geoff Maslen - University World News

    A survey of staff at South Australia’s three major universities has uncovered widespread bullying and harassment, with managers accused of being more concerned with their institution’s reputation than academic and general staff well-being. The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption survey received responses from more than 3,000 staff and one in five said that their university did not have adequate protections for those reporting misconduct and more than 10 per cent said their organization actively discouraged reporting.

  • Newspaper

    Adelaide vice-chancellor under investigation resigns

    Australia

    Geoff Maslen - University World News

    The head of South Australia's Independent Commissioner against Corruption launched an investigation into allegations of misconduct and malpractice on the part of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide after he resigned for health reasons. The university had previously projected revenues of more than A$1 billion (US$705 million) for this year, but these have been replaced by projected losses of A$100 million.

  • Newspaper

    New Education Integrity Unit to tackle cheating and “essay factories” in Australian universities

    Australia

    Conor Duffy - Abc news

    The new Federal government-funded Education Integrity Unit will monitor academic misconduct at Australian Universities. Researchers report that between 6 and 10 per cent of students have cheated during their studies. The new academic Unit will address “emerging threats” to academic and research integrity, admission standards and information, student safety, foreign interference, cybersecurity, fraud, and corruption.

  • Newspaper

    Students alarmed at Australian universities' plan to use exam-monitoring software

    Australia

    Naaman Zhou - The Guardian

    Australian universities plan to monitor students through software like Proctorio or ProctorU as they take exams from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Both platforms require students to grant access to their computer’s webcam, microphone, and keystrokes to prevent cheating. Students and academics are concerned about the lack of full transparency about where data is stored, who can access it, and whether it complies with current Australian regulations.

  • Newspaper

    University watchdog to ramp up fight against contract cheating

    Australia

    Fergus Hunter - The Sydney Herlad Morning

    The Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency is tightening its cooperation with international regulators to tackle contract cheating on an industrial scale. A recent study shows that 10 per cent of students pay others to complete their assessments. The Federal Government has introduced penalties of up to two years of imprisonment and fines of up to $210,000 for contract cheats.

  • Newspaper

    Operators of cheating services face jail under new law

    Australia

    Geoff Maslen - University World News

    The Minister of Education announced that cheats selling their services to Australian university students would face two years imprisonment or fines of up to AU$100,000. Students who cheat will also be subject to their institutions’ own academic integrity policies and sanctions. The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency will be empowered to request legal measures to force internet service providers and search engines to block cheating websites.

  • Newspaper

    50 professors decry Murdoch action against whistle-blower

    Australia

    Geoff Maslen - University World News

    Perth’s Murdoch University and other universities have become heavily reliant on foreign student fees to bolster their incomes. 50 professors from the Australian Research Council’s Laureate Fellowship condemned the decision to take legal action against an associate professor from the university. Deeply concerned about the integrity of academic teaching, the professor complained on television that the university was not only enrolling international students whose English was inadequate but also allow them to graduate.

  • Newspaper

    It’s time for granting agencies to tackle bad science

    Australia

    Alain Finkel - University World News

    Many institutions in Australia provide training programmes for their Ph.D. students but these programmes vary in quality, content and reach. The temptation to judge a researcher’s performance for grant funding by the number of published research papers and the focus on the quantity over quality is very strong. They are not just driving bad behaviour for researchers but are also creating a market for criminals to enter scholarly publishing.

Stay informed About Etico

Stay informed about related news with the monthly ETICO Bulletin

Submit your content

Help us grow our library by sharing your content on corruption in education.