I missed this in the student newspaper (which doesn't have a great website and I never bother with the paper version), but here it is from the TU. What bad publicity!
I will have to pick up a paper copy on Tuesday so I can read the original story. I'm shocked they named one student involved, I thought that sort of information was confidential.
As I've written here many times before, I
do everything I can, but I'm sure a few still slip through
occasionally. I change assignments as much as possible every semester,
keep past semester's assignments for comparison, stress the importance
of ethical behavior to students, and if that's not
enough, try to scare the daylights out of them with colorful tales of
students I've caught in the past. But, it's not possible to police
whether a friend is logging on to the class Blackboard webpage and doing
I haven't discovered any instances since last spring, but this semester, if students in my classes are paying someone to do the work, they should demand a refund. (LOL.)