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BUTTE - The vice chancellor for academic affairs at Montana Tech says an increasing number of students coming forward to report they are fed up with cheating by fellow students is causing the school to crack down on the problem.

Doug Abbott tells the Montana Standard that a committee is studying what to do.

He says that meanwhile faculty members have started having extra professors and teaching assistants in classrooms during exams, used software to detect plagiarism, and banned cell phones and other technology during tests.

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Scott Juskiewicz is a reference librarian who has chaired the committee.

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He says allowing cheating to persist could reduce the value of a degree from the school, as well as endanger lives in some industries if graduates attain degrees without acquiring necessary skills.

 

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