Academic misconduct at UManitoba sees drop overall, more instances of inappropriate collaboration


Academic misconduct case numbers at the University of Manitoba have decreased from 2020-21 rates, but continue to be higher than pre-pandemic numbers, reports CBC. Of the forms of academic misconduct cases reviewed, inappropriate collaboration reportedly hit a five-year high in 2021-22. UManitoba discipline committee chair Sheryl Zelenitsky noted that consequences are matched to the severity of the infraction and that “[s]tress and a pandemic weren’t an excuse to take shortcuts.” University of Manitoba Students’ Union President Jaron Rykiss said that students need to better understand the rules around academic integrity. Students shared that they believe that cheating is easier now than before and that some may not recognize that they are cheating.

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