Daily Archives: August 31, 2011

College presidents report high rates of plagiarism among students, new survey finds

TIME Magazine reports:

A new survey from the Pew Research Center [entitled] “The Digital Revolution and Higher Education,” asked 1,055 college presidents from two- to four-year schools, private and public for their thoughts on how digital technology has impacted college.

More than half of the college presidents surveyed said that plagiarism in students’ paper has increased over the past 10 years. Further, an overwhelming majority — 89 percent — say computers and the Internet have played a major role in the rise in stealing others work and claiming it as their own.