Many college students work together on classwork, share notes and help each other with homework. To students, it may seem like they are helping each other out, but it can result in them facing academic disciplinary charges. There are many different concepts that qualify as cheating in LSU's eyes.
LSU professor Sydney Epps says, "And when it comes to quizzes if you're using a GroupMe application, and people are posting information in there that is giving away the answers to those quizzes. Then that would constitute cheating. Um, I would recommend a student who sees this to screenshot it and report it as quickly as possible."
Through the internet, more educational apps such as Quizlet and GroupMe are accessible for students to share and communicate information. The use of some of these apps poses a threat to students that aren't always realized until it's too late. LSU's Student Advocacy and Accountability Board referred to this behavior as unauthorized materials. When asked for a statement, other actions were also linked to the student code of conduct.
LSU student Chazzi Hayes gives her thoughts on the matter, "I think that's weird because I think we're supposed to work together to learn the information and kind of better our knowledge on subjects. I think that would kind of be hindering us if we consider that as cheating."
As students continually connect on campus with their peers in class, there needs to be more explicit guidelines to protect them from any unintentional misconduct cases.