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Duke business students caught cheating

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Duke business students caught cheating
« on: April 30, 2007, 06:29:36 AM »
DURHAM, N.C. // In the largest cheating scandal in the history of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, 34 MBA students face serious penalties after university officials determined they collaborated on answers for an exam.
Nine students face expulsion, said Mike Hemmerich, an associate dean at the business school. Fifteen will receive a one-year suspension from the school along with a failing grade in the course. Nine will get a failing grade in the course, and one student received a failing grade for the exam. Four students were found not guilty. All were from the Class of 2008.

Federal privacy laws prevent naming the students, said Hemmerich, who wouldn't disclose what the course was or what the test was about. He said those involved were first-year students taking a required test.

A professor noticed unusual consistencies in the answers of a take-home exam, which students are supposed to do on their own, Hemmerich said. Investigation showed that students were meeting in groups to work on the test.

Students are allowed to use notes and other materials for the exam. Hemmerich said he wasn't sure whether the students gathered all together or in separate groups. The students were found guilty by Fuqua's judicial board after the panel heard 22 separate cases over several weeks.

"Fuqua depends on every member of its community to uphold the code in both spirit and action," Fuqua Dean Douglas T. Breeden said in a written statement. "This is why we require, as a condition for enrollment, that all students acknowledge their personal acceptance of the code."


http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.nat29apr29,0,1409775.story?track=mostemailedlink

It seems that business students are always the ones who cheat...or end up getting caught cheating.

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Re: Duke business students caught cheating
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2007, 06:32:25 AM »
Hmm, are home exams ever given in law school?

Re: Duke business students caught cheating
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2007, 06:35:41 AM »
they have hour-long exams at some schools.  Like an 8 hour exam for example.  You pick it up and take it home (or to hte library, wherever) at 9 AM and have to return it by 5 PM.

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Re: Duke business students caught cheating
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2007, 06:41:04 AM »
they have hour-long exams at some schools.  Like an 8 hour exam for example.  You pick it up and take it home (or to hte library, wherever) at 9 AM and have to return it by 5 PM.

wait seriously?
that seems insane, I'd love some evidence.

Re: Duke business students caught cheating
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2007, 06:42:42 AM »
Sorry, I don't have any written proof.  This is just what I learned from current students at a few ASWs.  You don't have to work on the exams for the full 8 hours (or however long they give you), but you can if you want to.

Maybe some current students could chime in on this?

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Re: Duke business students caught cheating
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2007, 07:03:47 AM »
Yes, there are take home exams at most law schools.  I have one now that we got on the last day of class that's due next at the end of this week - it's only meant to a "2 day" exam, and not supposed to be stressful, unlike exams where you're technically supposed to work on it the whole time you have it. 

I had a 24 hour take home exam after first semester 1L.  Some profs give 48 hour exams.  There's a few that give 8 hour exams, like katluva said, where you pick it up, and you have 8 or 10 hours to finish, but instead of sitting in an exam room, you can go home with it, to the library, etc.

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Re: Duke business students caught cheating
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007, 07:17:20 AM »
My brother is a 3L at a T1 school and has take home finals for 3 of his classes this semester

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Re: Duke business students caught cheating
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007, 07:35:14 AM »
were any these students on lacrosse team?

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Re: Duke business students caught cheating
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 07:45:36 AM »
they have hour-long exams at some schools.  Like an 8 hour exam for example.  You pick it up and take it home (or to hte library, wherever) at 9 AM and have to return it by 5 PM.

wait seriously?
that seems insane, I'd love some evidence.

Last semester I had a 6 hour take home and an 8 hour take home.  You download the exam and submit it online - so the computer tracks your time.  You can take it at home, in the library, or in a classroom - whereever.  In my experience, take homes are always open book - just no collaberation.

This semester I have a take home exam that becomes available the first day of exams and isnt due until the last day of exams.  So it is essentially a paper.  We have almost 2 weeks to do it.  Its open book but no collaberation.

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Re: Duke business students caught cheating
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2007, 12:02:40 PM »
wait seriously?
that seems insane, I'd love some evidence.

That's one of the classic law school testing formats.

http://www.law.harvard.edu/academics/registrar/exams/schedules1L.php