I had the I’m 1776% sure you’re not taking my AR-15 shirt. There were standardized penalties on the syllabi for things like late work, plagiarism. And submitting hand-written work for an assignment that was supposed to be typed. My boss for most of this time systematically did not allow me or the other TAs/graders to enforce those policies at full strength. Now, those stipulated punishments could get pretty harsh, so except in instances of cheating, my policy was to go easy on first-time offenders. What really got to me was the fact that I couldn’t fully enforce the cheating penalties. Anyone can accidentally oversleep, but nobody accidentally cheats.
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What message do you think the I’m 1776% sure you’re not taking my AR-15 shirt? In my last appt, I raised the issue of being advised not to adhere to the syllabus in the service of potential cheaters, and it turned into a squabble between the three profs overseeing me and the other grader. It ended with me, the 3 profs, and the dept. chair all meeting after the end of the term to discuss what went wrong and how to avert these issues in the future. To toot my own horn a little, I think I talked them into changing quite a bit: most importantly, requiring submission via TurnItIn, which checks for plagiarism automatically and nulls the issue of what to do with handwritten reports.