“We are aware of the situation and are, of course, disappointed that students were involved with cheating through a digital homework site”
A similar situation is unfolding at Boston University.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
Georgia Tech warns physics students who cheated: Admit it or risk failing
The Georgia Tech campus is buzzing about the allegation that students in a physics class posted questions from their final exam to the online tutoring service Chegg where tutors provided answers.
“We are aware of the situation and are, of course, disappointed that students were involved with cheating through a digital homework site,” said Renee Kopkowski , Tech’s vice president of institute communications Thursday evening. “We are addressing it in conjunction with the Office of Student Integrity. At this point, we have offered students a chance to come forward admitting their misconduct on this exam, and we are working to determine if others are involved.”
In a letter from Tech, physics students were told: “It has come to our attention that a small fraction of students cheated by using solutions posted on Chegg. We take the honor code seriously here at Georgia Tech where we aim to develop not only the next generation of scholars and engineers, but future leaders of good character. We are incredibly disappointed; and at the same time we are trying not to become too cynical. “
The letter — see it below — says the College of Science and Georgia Tech Legal is working with Chegg to figure out which Tech students accessed the tutoring site during the final exam — for which there was a 24-hour completion window — and cross-correlating it with the time students were on the testing platform, Gradescope. If the times overlap, students could end up with an F.
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