Post # 1
I have a coworker who is taking one of her classes online and has to take a proctored exam at school. She is bragging that she is going to get one of her friends to take it for her. Her excuse is that she never did well in math and a good grade is important. I’m not a fan of cheating at all. I don’t think what she is doing is fair.
How do you feel about this? Do you feel it’s a big deal?
Post # 3
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I would send an anonymous email to the professor if she’s actually serious- she doesn’t deserve to get a degree if that class is required.
Post # 4
Of course it’s not fair. It’s cheating. She’s doing it so she doesn’t have to put in the work to get a good grade but still get the benefits of said good grade. She’s also displaying a disturbing lack of ethics that should probably color your interactions with her as a coworker from now on, especially if she’s bragging about it and sees nothing wrong with what she did.
I mean – if she will make an excuse for something as small as a class (which she could take again for some money and a lot of time), what is she going to do when a promotion or raise or bonus is on the line?
Post # 5
@Kacey23: I doubt she can get away with it.
Post # 6
I would be shocked if the school didn’t require some kind of ID.
Post # 7
@MrsBeck: Exactly. She will be in tons of trouble if she tries.
Post # 8
I cannot stand it, I actually brought it to the attention to one of my professors that 4 were cheating on a test, I wish I hadn’t, but I was so angry at the time!!
Post # 9
@Kacey23: no ID at the door? Your friend is risking expulsion over a math test
Post # 10
@meke: Why do you wish you hadn’t brought cheating to your professor’s attention?
People would be surprised at how much cheating goes on in college and in high school.
Post # 11
I HATE when people cheat. Someone in my chemistry class a few years ago came to chem lab and BRAGGED about cheating on an exam- the one everyone else failed. I reported her immediately. I think she failed the course thankfully (but was required to continue going to the class to avoid being expelled).
please report the person talking about doing this! I’m sure they check ID’s for the exam, but I would still let the professor know becuase cheating is a big deal. Why should everyone else have to work hard and they get a free pass- please! unacceptable
Post # 12
They will probably ID her, she wont get away with it.
Post # 13
I feel that your friend is not too bright considering that they always have you verify ID for those things. Not only did I have to show a photo ID but I had to have a second proof of identificatiodn the last time I took a proctored exam. Your friend is either an idiot or is just blowing hot air.
Post # 14
As a college instructor cheating, literally makes my blood boil. It is truly disrespectful to all the other students who EARNED their grades, and ultimately their degrees.
Post # 15
Well she’s pretty dumb to be bragging about it openly. And to think she’d even get away with it… when I took proctored exams for an online class just a year and a half ago I had to show all sorts of identification in order to get in. Her friend can’t just prance in, write the wrong name on the top, and take the exam.
I wouldn’t personally turn her in, but I’d sit back and watch her fail the class or get caught.
Post # 16
@MeiFrancis: +1000, couldn’t have said it better myself.