Universities’ crackdown on cheating sparks record number of student complaints

UK“An increasing number of students are complaining about their universities, mainly with grievances about institutions’ appeals processes, or their handling of mitigating circumstances or misconduct matters such as plagiarism, the higher education watchdog will reveal today. The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education received 900 complaints from students in England and Wales in 2008, compared with 734 the year before. The OIA deals with complaints that have not been settled through a university’s own procedures, and 23% of the complaints were ‘justified’ or ‘partly justified’ …” (more)

[Jessica Shepherd, Guardian, 18 May]

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