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How To Cheat In College & What to do About It

PODCAST OUTLINE
I’m David AND I’m Daniel.
This is a podcast for: Students, Professors, Parents, and all of higher education. Our mission is to champion “Student Caring” as a way of addressing the challenges in higher education today.

DANIEL
Today, for PODCAST #15 ---------   HOW TO CHEAT - AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

DAVID
NEWS:  Thank you to listener Rick Willems who currently working on my Masters in psychology, for your feedback about our “Career Directions and Your Daily Bread” Podcast.  / Student Caring On The Big Screen? - Yes!  Read all about at studentcaring.com
I ASKED ON FACEBOOK
Have you seen a student cheat on a test? How? Cheat while writing a paper? How. Please share - we are collection information.

FORMER STUDENT:   This feels like a trap.

FORMER STUDENT:Well in my good ol' cheating days I would record my answers onto my iphone and put it in my pocket with my earphones hidden- I’ve also written equations onto my calculator in lead so it doesn't show up until you reflect it off light. Sometimes i'll write answers on my arms or legs and pretend I have an itch to check them. before class i will also get there early and write answers on my desk and cover them with my arm until I need them. These are my secrets I'm giving to you David for I no longer need them- use them well

Miranda Gorman: Sometimes wonder if those who cheat really come out ahead in life?

Janet Arbuckle:  I'm with Miranda, but I'm also in support of the teachers who want to protect from cheating. Sorry, no specific stories to tell.

FORMER STUDENT:   I never cheated, I also never studied. Hence, my grades in college

At A FAMILY GATHERING COMPRISED OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS & SEVERAL PROFESSORS - I ASKED THE SAME QUESTION:

(I AM FASCINATED BY PEOPLE’S WILLINGNESS TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH ME)
UCI computer engineering: tapping simple morse code with class ring. (2/3 of exam was Morse Code, so it worked until they got caught.)

"Professors just just set up their desks and I don't have a clue why what's going on."

"Sticky note on the back of the calculator or photograph of notes everything is view on the phone."

"We just look up papers online and use somebody else's."

"It’s not called cheating.  Just using your resources."

"Students don't know how to cite.  If they pull from multiple sources they think it's not cheating."

"Someone else writes the paper. Often a girl friend."

"Wear a hoodie with an iPod, listen to the answers."

"Pre program answers into a calculator."

"There is real  vs fake  ignorance."

"I write answers  in between my fingers or on my shoes."

"I use white quote marks - surrounding the entire purchased paper for turnitin.com --  it doesn't catch that I purchased the paper."

"Submit a bad file to get out of turning a paper in on time. Shows to the Professor as a “Bad file” - It buys you more time to turn it in.

"Put chapstick on a SCANTRON. All answers come out correct.”

"Place notes in a jacket sleeve."

"Mirrors on the top of my shoes. Answers under the desk."

"Create sources which don't exist."

"I watch people teach all the time."

"Answers are placed just under the hem of a skirt."

"Most of the time nobody gets caught."

"Have a scantron already made out from a previous class who took the same test."

"I place a paper under test and look at at."

"Get there early and write the answers on desk."

"Answers on the floor in the text book."

"Answers on sandals - under my foot.

"I ask the person next to me."

"Professors need to pay attention when someone turns in their paper to you, that's when students cheat."

"Answers are placed in side of doodles."

"Wear a jacket - place the empty arm on the desk - answers are on your arm - inside the jacket."

"Answers under the bill of a hat.

From our online community:
Colin Fredericks - I've seen some people take advantage of the fact that sitting in banked lecture halls gives you a great view on the diagonal. I've had students (both my own and friend's) cut-and-paste from scientific journals and papers. Hell, I had someone cut-and-paste from Wikipedia and not even take out the [1] footnotes. I've had students who copied someone else's scantron sheet, not realizing that every single person in the 150-seat class had an individually randomized exam.

This is not restricted to my teaching days. I had classmates in graduate school who used the Chinese version of the textbook, which had the answers to the homework. (They failed the tests hard, having never done the work to learn.)

A graduate student at my old college cheated on his qualifying exams by hiding books in a bathroom stall, and the college was too cowardly to kick him out. Later he plagiarized his masters thesis and finally got kicked out. He'll never work in physics again.

But just type "buy a paper" or "write papers for money" into Google and page through the results. Or check out this article: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/shopping/2001/12/adventures_in_cheating.single.html

and this one http://www.salon.com/2010/07/26/write_college_essays_for_cash/

YouTube - How To Cheat
How To Cheat On Any Test - Links (Millions of views)

DANIEL:
Our recent podcast details a number of amazing ways students have developed to cheat on exams and essays, suggesting that cheating is happening much more (and in more sophisticated ways) than we would like to admit.

What should we, as educators who care for our students' futures, do about this?

1. The Preemptive Presentation:
On the first day of class, while discussing the syllabus, share with your students what you now know about cheating. Show them a website, talk about different techniques, and talk to them about your need to take this seriously because academic dishonesty robs them of an education.  Remind them of your knowledge, you policies and the consequences of cheating before exams and before essays are due.

2.  Have a Plan
Be active during tests, circulating through the class (or assigning a T.A. to circulate through a larger lecture), and have policies established about not allowing students to leave during the class, not allowing phones, etc.

3.  Know Your Policies
Know your college's policies on academic dishonesty and abide by them--don't over-punish students and try not to under-punish them as well.  Report instances of plagiarism or other dishonesty per your policies.  If you don't report a case, a student may continue to act dishonestly in other classes and have a further incident be treated as a first offense.

4.  Understand, Build Relationships, and Care
Understand that some students cooly choose to cheat, while others panic.  Try to have a conversation on the substance of what has happened and what cheating does to people, rather than focusing on just the grade implications.  If the student is open to it, give them some advice on studying / preparing / essay writing.

DAVID
Well, thank you very much for listening to this episode and sincerely hope that we have provided you with some helpful information.

DANIEL
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This episode was recorded on: Thursday, April 12, 2012

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How to Identify and Fix a Bad Class

What Happens When a Class Goes Bad?

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PODCAST OUTLINE
Difficulty of materiel?
Does class seem well organized / well planned?
Inconsistency with the syllabus and assignments.
Is the class what you expected it to be?

DAVID
Questions to ask yourself?
Am I revising / deviating from the syllabus?
Am I revising / deviating from students exceptions?
How do I feel about going to class?
Are there one or more students who are showing their discontent?
Respond to positive feedback and students will notice.

DANIEL
DON’T fall into a retaliation mode.
Inform your department chair about the situation and ask for advise.  - Avoid surprises. - Be pro-active. - Ask a trusted colleague for advice.

DAVID
Before walking into the classroom - re discover you “Self Confident” Mode.
“CHEERFUL EXPECTANCY” are good words to keep in mind.
Review your resume and prior EXCELLENT course evaluations.
If you have teaching for awhile, look at where previous successful students are now today

DANIEL
Use a little humor to lighten the atmosphere.
Find an acceptable way to lighten their load without sacrificing quality of instruction.
Don’t give up.

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What Happens When A Class Goes Bad / Part Three
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How to Identify and Fix a Bad Class

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PODCAST OUTLINE

What can a professor do in this situation?
DON’T GIVE UP - a course can be turned around.
What can happen when these symptoms occur?
- Students can complain to the professor
- Or, more commonly, they go over their head
- Parents complain to the administration
- Students become disruptive in class

All of this, unfortunately results in, “Students are not learning”

Some of these FEELINGS might be experienced:
For the students
Frustrated /  angry  /  overwhelmed /  inadequate / apathetic / passive-aggressive

For the professor
Frustration / worry / concern / helpless / defensive

For the administration
Frustrated / Concerned / wary / increased workload - aka - fire fighting

DON’T GIVE UP - a course can be turned around.

When you address the problem is important.
- Don’t assume that you know what the problem is.
- Conduct an anonymous - in-class survey.

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Upcoming Conference:
WASC Academic Resource Conference 2012
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How to Identify and Fix a Bad Class

What Happens When a Class Goes Bad?


PODCAST OUTLINE
What do you do with a dead class?
What do you do when a class isn’t working?
This is not for the faint of heart.
It is our hope that this information will prevent the Professor from receiving poor course evaluations - or worse.
OR - taking away from the quality of learning.

For our student listeners, we hope that information will give you some insights into some of the challenges your professors may be dealing with.

A moment of truth, albeit - too late, is when you open the sealed envelope containing your course evaluations - often, months after the course has ended

HERE’S A LIST OF SITUATIONS WHICH MIGHT CONTRIBUTE TO A CLASS GOING BAD - BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF INSTRUCTION:

- At the last minute, a professor is unable to teach a course and you take over.
- The professor who taught these students prior to your arrival taught very differently. This situation is very common, someone leaves a university and takes a different job, retires, or passes away. - The current student population, and the new Prof. are forced into a transitionary situation -sometimes overnight.
- When the professor designed the course, they deviated from the course description, which the students read when they registered for the course.
- The professor was just hired shortly before the class began did not have adequate time to design the course.
- The professor did not take the time “get to know who their students are” when they designed the course.
- The professor does not know how to design a course.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS WHEN A CLASS IS NOT WORKING?
Some symptoms might be:
- Students are not engaged.
- Students drop early in the semester
- A student or students tell the Prof. the class is not working.
- Attendance problems.
- Lack of participation.
- Lack of community atmosphere in the class.
- Students not doing well with the materiel.
- Obvious lack of professor respect.
- Professor’s attitude toward the class changes.

WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN THESE OCCUR?
- Students can complain to the professor

In our next podcast, we will continue with this topic and discuss solutions.
Well, thank you very much for listening to this episode and sincerely hope that we have provided you with some helpful information.

We welcome your feedback to this podcast and our work:
You May:
Go to iTunes and write a review
Email us! Daniel: daniel@studentcaring.com
David: david@studentcaring.com
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OR You may tell give voice feedback on student caring TOLL - FREE voice number,

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This episode was recorded on: Thursday, March 1, 2012

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING & PLEASE JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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Until next time:  Keep Caring!

DAVID
And now, with gratitude to my son, Joseph   < jpecoraro211@gmail.com> - for our guitar music.

 

 

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David is interviewed by Daniel about a course that he teaches designed to help student make the transition from college to career.

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SC 10 Rebuilding the Bridge: Responding to Change in the Higher Education Landscape

From Waikiki, Daniel reads his paper to the atendees: Rebuilding the Bridge: Responding to Change in the Higher Education Landscape.

The audio quality will sound a little different than what you are are accustomed to from us because we used microphones which pick up the entire conference room.

The setting is a conference room at the Hilton - Waikiki Beach.

Just outside of the room is a swimming pool - in case you wonder about the background noise.

This was recorded during an afternoon session on January 5, 2012. 

If you would like to receive a copy of this paper presentation, REBUILDING THE BRIDGE: RESPONDING TO CHANGE IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE - Please go to http://www.studentcaring.com/ and subscribe to our newsletter.

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SC 09 What We Learned at the Hawaiian International Conference on Higher Education

From Waikiki - The Student Caring Project

Professors de Roulet and Pecoraro share their experiences from the Hawaiian International Conference on Higher Education from Waikiki Beach. (YouTube Version) The Student Caring Project encourages students, parents, and professors to focus, first, on -Student Caring- as a way of solving the problems in higher education today.

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The final days of a class...

PODCAST OUTLINE
- Recorded on December 6, 2011

- Success story from listener, Dave Stachowiak who tried beginning his class with an exercise to engage with the students as opposed to spending the entire session on the syllabus.

  • We are in that last week of instruction and finals.
    - Students are in a high-stress state of mind.
    What are professors are thinking about?
    - Looking forward to the end of the term.
    - Looking ahead to the next term. We are continually revise our courses.
    - Students who live in the dorms are packing up to move out for a month.
    - Students are working hard to prepare for their finals.
    - Students and professors are on the same track at this time of the year which can result in stressful teaching and cramming.
    - This is a busy time of year for professors.
    - Our students are over tired, nervous, stressed and tend to be more accident prone.
    What are students thinking about?
    - Finals!
    - Preparing to travel and go home for the holiday break.
    - The red zone. When students do not have as much to do.
    - Life insists on crashing in on our carefully planned schedules. Life and family issues which were not a big part of their schedules during a semester, are now about to return to their lives.
    - David shares a creative solution to using unexpected lab fees to help out his students during a mini-class graduation ceremony at the end of the semester.
  • Students do not always have a lot of friends to turn to during this time of the year.
    - Daniels is trying to get his students to calm down and reflect on what has been learned as opposed to panic study. He encourages his students to write final exam questions so they may think calmly and reflectively near the end of the term.
    - The last class is very important. Focusing on: What can you do with this information? Examples of students who have come before them and what they have done with this information.
    - The Christmas rush is on all of our minds, this is a time to calm down and reflect.
    - Since our journey together is coming to an end, it can be sad.
    We would like to hear from you, our listeners, what have you observed which was wonderful student caring?

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- We are signing off for the semester and we thank you for joining us during this semester.

- Our next podcast will be broadcast from Waikiki, Hawaii where we will be presenting at the Hawaii International Conference on Higher Education.
- The tentative schedule for are events is:
Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 3:00pm
Workshop:  Student Caring:  Reinventing the College Learning Environment
Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 4:45pm
Paper: Rebuilding the Bridge:  Responding to Changes in the Higher Education Landscape
Friday, January 6, 2012 at 3:00pm in the Kona Moku Room
Poster Presentation:  Student Caring:  Reinventing the College Classroom

We are having our first, Student Caring Meet-Up on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 7:00pm
Location TBA.
If your are interested in joining us please email us at:  info@studentcaring.com.

We wish you a warm holiday - like we are looking forward to.

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Advice for Parents


Parents and College Students - Part 2 / Knowing who your students are today - Parental & Professorial Hopes

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The Podcast Outline:
We welcome our newest International listeners:
Japan
The Republic of Korea
Morocco
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Australia

We wanted to remind you about our upcoming speaking engagement at the International Conference on Higher Education. It will be January 5-8 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Their website is:  http://www.hiceducation.org/ Registration is still open.

We will be hosting a gathering on Wakiki Beach  where we would love to meet with you to talk about student caring and higher education.

In this podcast we’ll discuss what parents, students, professors and administrators these do about the very real fears.

As we discussed in our last podcast - here is our list of common parental fears:
- My kid will major in the wrong thing and never make money.
- My kid will not be able get a job.
- My student is wasting the talents which I have observed them to process.
- My child will not be safe in college.
- My child will never settle on an major, they keep changing it.
- My child will not act responsibly and keep up with his or her class work.
- I worry that the cost of the education will not pay off.
- Will child will act socially irresponsibly and get into trouble.
- My child will radically change. / I will not know him / her anymore.
- I will never see them again. / They will move away.
- Empty nest syndrome. / What do I do now? / What is my job now / Is my job done?
- My child has significant health / sociological needs - who will take care of them in college?
- Who will make sure that my student is getting good grades?
- I did not send my child to the right school. / My child did not select right school.
- I did not save / invest enough money for their education.
- My child will mess up and not finish their degree.
- My child will not good enough grades to advance into graduate studies.

PARENTAL HOPES
- My child will earn their degree and get a job a good job.
- My child will find a lifelong spouse.
- My child will make good friends for life.
- My child will stay in touch with their familial roots.
- My child will live near me.
- My child will become a mature well-rounded adult.
- My child will earn excellent grades.

OUR HOPES
We say our, because we are all in this together - for the student.
- We want them to learn how to learn.
- We want them to learn how to solve their own problems and seek help appropriately.
- We want them to enjoy and become excited about their education.
- We relish in seeing their transformation from the students who is 3 months out of high school to the young adult who is self-confident.
- We want them to know their strengths and skills.
- We want them to know what they still need to learn.
- We want them to be prepared for what follows our time with them.
- We want them to stay in touch with us as adults.
- We want them to learn how to interact successfully with other adults.
- We want them to do well academically.
- We want them to learn how to recover from failure.

College, at best is adulthood with a safety net.
College is meant to address important issues, of preparation and transformation.
College is not meant to solve everything.
We must learn to relate to them not as child but as an adult.
Realities of how this affects the learning environment for administrators and professors.

Does this mean that parents are no longer useful - not at all
Establishing an adult relationship with your child?
Advice on money management.

Allowing them to learn by experience - which can be painful.
The years that a student is in college are precious and temporary.

Thank you for listening to this episode.
In our next episode, you will HEAR about WHAT WE ARE DOING AS WE APPROACH THE END OF OUR SEMESTERS

To you, our listeners,  IT IS YOUR TURN   ---   as we have shared some thoughts with you about this topic - we invite you to do the same.

We want to hear your stories about Student Caring or the lack there of. YOU MAY TELL YOUR STORY….

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Advice for Parents


Parents and College Students - Part 1 / Kno
wing who your students are today

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