BLOOMINGTON, Indiana (CBS Cleveland) — Indiana University installs cameras inside classrooms in an effort to curb cheating.
According to WXIN-TV, business students will be filmed at the Kelley School of Business when they are taking exams.
“Like every school, we’re concerned about ensuring that students aren’t cheating on exams,” interim Dean Idalene Kesner tells the station, adding that the cameras were installed due to the growing number of students.
“There simply are not enough people to go around during crunch periods of testing,” Kesner explains.
WXIN reports that a school employee will watch the students take tests from a separate room and alert the teacher if any cheating is happening.
Kesner says that the cameras have picked up several instances of academic misconduct since they have been installed.
WBIW-TV reports that the university received 102 more academic misconduct cases from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, than from the same period from 2010-2011.
First-time offenders are now required to take an eight-hour class.