Much Higher Average Performance Grossmont College
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Because of efforts to slow the spread of Covid-19, a large university has, like many others, transitioned to online instruction for the foreseeable future. In-person classes are not prohibited, but the administration has strongly recommended against them. Because the semester was close to being over when the university transitioned its classes to online, finals are approaching. This means that professors must choose from a number of less-than-ideal options for administering final exams.
Some instructors have given students the choice of an optional final, or canceled them altogether, basing their grade entirely on past work. Others have chosen to use an online service that monitors students while they take their tests in order to ensure that they do not cheat. The downside of this service is that it requires access to a computer with a webcam, a reliable internet connection, and access to a quiet, empty room. Those requirements pose a challenge for many college students, particularly those with fewer resources — and more roommates.
In consideration of this, another popular option is to require an online exam with a request for academic honesty as the only safeguard against cheating. No notes, books, internet or classmates are to be used when taking the final. Based on conversations overheard on campus between classmates, many students think it is fair to assume that the vast majority of students will take advantage of the resources now available to them (i.e., notes, friends, the internet) in order to succeed. This will result in a much higher average performance than an in-person exam would, putting anyone who does not cheat at a disadvantage as any grading on a curve would hurt them.
Most students know that it is dishonest to cheat, but they also want to maintain a high G.P.A., and it seems that those goals are in conflict with each other.
If you were one of these students, what sort of ethical reasoning would you engage in to figure how to approach the upcoming final? I am looking to see you pick one type of ethical reasoning and use that concept to discuss how you will take the final. There is no right or wrong answer but any discussion of your reasoning must be support by a reference.