University of Colorado sees increase in cheating cases |

University of Colorado sees increase in cheating cases

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – The University of Colorado says the number of students caught cheating rose by nearly 40 percent this past school.

But educators say they’re not alarmed because they believe the increase is due to stepped-up vigilance.

The CU Honor Code Council reported 218 episodes of cheating the past academic year, up from 157 in the 2009-08 school year. University spokesman Bronson Hilliard says while the number of violations increased significantly, so have efforts to watch out for cheating.

News of the increase comes as the university is considering whether to renew its contract with a company that provides plagiarism-detection software to faculty or rely on the university’s own licensed technology that does the same task.

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