Cheating in Computer Science Courses: Problems and Some Solutions

Date of Original Version



Conference Proceeding

Abstract or Description

Many Computer Science Departments report problems with cheating in their courses. Some of these problems can occur in any university course, but others arise from the technilogical nature of computing courses and computing equipment. These special problems require special techniques for prevention and detection. This paper review the general cheating problem and the problems peculiar to computing courses, discuss techniques for preventing cheating ingredients and for dealing with incidents that do occur, and presents a policy statement previously distributed to students in courses at Carnegie Mellon.