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  •  Not really. (3+ / 0-)

    At many universities, reports of cheating are part of a student's record like grades, and therefore must be treated according to the usual rules of confidentiality.   You can't say "person X cheated," any more than you can tell the class that "person X got a C-" or "person X bombed the midterm."

    On the other hand, it is not a violation of confidentiality if you simply say that one of your kids cheated, just like it isn't a violation of confidentiality to say that this year you gave out 2 Fs in a class of 30.  This is aggregate information and does not identify anyone.

    It doesn't matter if you give out enough information to that people can figure your identity or the course number, because the confidentiality policy is for the protection of student records and students' personally identifying information---neither of which is leaked by or deducible from this diary.

    Linking to a news article is journalism in the same sense that putting a Big Mac on a paper plate is cooking.

    by Caj on Thu Apr 12, 2012 at 09:27:23 AM PDT

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    •  One of the only reasons (0+ / 0-)

      I would care if anyone figured out my identity is because the university photo of my is pretty horrible. Even the photographer thought so. :)

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