Preventing Admissions Application Fraud and Student Academic Conduct Issues in a Global Applicant Pool

Thursday | June 23 | 2016 | 6:00 pm - 7:15 PM

The definition of plagiarism, or at least the interpretation of it, isn’t as clear-cut as it might seem.  What constitutes “original work” that doesn’t cross an ethical line varies from country to country; monitoring this requires constant communication and different controls. Would your program live up to an audit of how you handle application falsification, much less how you convey your school’s code of conduct to incoming students? This session will analyze the reasons candidates plagiarize, including how common and easy it can be to do so.  The Smeal College of Business at Penn State University attacked this issue head-on by first asking the question "What are the causes leading to an apparent increase of cases of inappropriate applicant behavior?" and then took measures to address the problem. Come learn from their experience and research to better arm yourself with practical recommendations and tips to help fight admissions fraud at your school.  

Speakers: Andrew Hastings, Marketing Manager, Kira Talent, Carrie Marcinkevage, MBA Managing Director, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University

Focus Areas: Admissions/Assessment/Student Life/Program Management