Counting beans in the degree factory

Atkins, John and Herfel, William (2006) Counting beans in the degree factory. International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2 1: 3-12.

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Author Atkins, John
Herfel, William
Title Counting beans in the degree factory
Journal name International Journal for Educational Integrity   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1833-2595
Publication date 2006-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 2
Issue 1
Start page 3
End page 12
Total pages 10
Place of publication Adelaide, Australia
Publisher University of South Australia
Language eng
Abstract This paper examines how material conditions constrain the capacity to act with academic integrity, particularly in the context of severe resource limitations within Australian higher education. It describes the current situation in Australian universities illustrating this with statistics as well as the authors' experiences. Drawing on the recent report on plagiarism policy and implementation at The University of Newcastle produced by the St. James Ethics Centre, the paper shows how policies and procedures can run aground due to resource scarcity. It also explores the breakdown of traditional academic culture and its impact on integrity, making reference to the University of Maryland Student Honor Code. Finally, the paper raises the question of what constitutes ethical action when resources become stretched to the breaking point.
Keyword Academic integrity
Higher education reform
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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