Scenario: Exam Cheating
Sarah: assigned to give lectures to final year dental students.
Ellen: one of the final year dental students, known well by Sarah, somehow got access to the upcoming exam paper thanks to an alumnus.
The scenario: Ellen asked Sarah to cover all the relevant content in the lectures after receiving the upcoming exam paper before the exam. Ellen told Sarah during the investigation that this has been the case for at least 5 years, quoting from previous final year dental students.
The question: How appropriate is it for Sarah to confiscate the paper and report the matter to the deanery with Ellen's name being confidential?
A. A very appropriate thing to do
B. Appropriate but not ideal
C. Inappropriate but not awful
D. A very inappropriate thing to do
Answer & Explanation
Why is it appropriate? Letting the deanery know about the issue and let them solve the problem.
Why is it not ideal?
1. Insufficient reasons to keep Ellen's name confidential
2. keeping it confidential not only makes the deanery's investigation difficult, but also makes Ellen complicit.🤨
3. For the purpose of investigation, it is better to have Ellen's name known by the deanery. The deanery might even be lenient to Ellen as they know it was Ellen who reported the fraud.😄
Drafted by Quincy (UCAT Prep)