Gov 1310 Cheating Scandal


To Curtail Cheating, Study Suggests Randomly Assigned Seats

A study co-authored by Steven D. Levitt suggests that assigning students randomly to seats during exams significantly reduces instances of cheating.


Honor Council Members Adjust Schedules as Hearings Begin

Undergraduate members of the Honor Council—the student-faculty body tasked with enforcing the honor code—are adjusting their schedules as the Council hears its first slate of academic integrity cases.


Harvard College Rolls Out Its First Honor Code With Fanfare

Administrators are introducing the policy in an attempt to make sure students are aware of it.


College Stalls Plans for Ad Board Database Meant To Increase Transparency

The Administrative Board has repeatedly pushed the database’s target release date back, amid concerns that the summaries could compromise the privacy of individual students.


Integrity Committee Prepares to Assemble Honor Council

The student-faculty judicial body will be chosen and trained by the Academic Integrity Committee.


Ellison To Depart Harvard for Chicago This Summer

Ellison, the administrator who helped oversee the adjudication of last year’s Government 1310 cheating scandal, will leave Harvard this summer to become the dean of students in the college at the University of Chicago.


2012-2013 Ad Board Stats Reflect Three-Fold Spike in Academic Dishonesty Cases

According to the statistics, 97 students involved in academic integrity cases were required to withdraw in 2012-2013, the year that saw Harvard’s largest cheating investigation in recent memory.


One Year After Secret Searches, Faculty Say Governance Grievances Fading

In the days and weeks following the announcement of the email search scandal, faculty members loudly voiced concerns over faculty governance and consultation, as well as a loss of trust in administrators that they said had violated their privacy policy and reasonable expectations. But one year later, professors say those concerns have faded within the minds of members of the University’s flagship faculty.


Committee Refines Honor Board Language as Proposal Moves Forward

Members of the Academic Integrity Committee are in the process of refining the language of a draft proposal for a student-faculty judiciary board that would hear academic dishonesty cases included as a part of what would be the College’s first honor code.


Honor Code Draft Ready for Student Feedback, Faculty Discussion

The Academic Integrity Committee will hold a series of meetings across campus over the next week to solicit student feedback on the honor code.


Ad Board Cheating Statistics from Year That Saw Gov 1310 Yet To Be Made Public

The unreleased statistics are expected to show a number of forced withdrawals in academic dishonesty cases at least three-and-a-half times higher than the previous five-year average of 21.


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