Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 327–333 | Cite as

Student Perceptions of Faculty Use of Cheating Deterrents



Evidence is provided on faculty use of cheating deterrents for in-class exams. The evidence comes from a survey of students who report on their most recent in-class exam in a randomly selected course that they are taking. Three types of cheating are considered: (i) advance knowledge of exam questions; (ii) copying; and (iii) other improper student actions during the exam. The deterrents examined consist of the following: (i) a rate of repeating questions; (ii) multiple versions of the exam and seating arrangements; and (iii) monitoring. The sample size is small but may cover about one-fourth of the faculty at the institution at which the survey was conducted.


Cheating Deterrents Faculty 



I thank an anonymous reviewer and participants at the PEA Conference for helpful comments. The views in this manuscript are mine and are not necessarily the views of any organization with which I am affiliated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State CollegeUSA

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