Cheating 101

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The NVRCTE presents this full-day workshop on Friday, November 3 at the Middletown Campus of Lord Fairfax Community College. Long gone are the days of little slips of paper hidden under a sleeve or notes written under the brim of ball caps. Student cheating is widespread and has taken on new methods as technology advances. Find out just how creative your students are with technology – sometimes right in front of your face. Cheating in the classroom is not a new behavior. It has been widespread for centuries but we will explore the “old school” vs. “new school” practices that cause students to receive grades that they do not deserve. Examples of “low tech” as well as “high tech” techniques will be discussed and how participants can detect this unethical behavior. Student input has been solicited to find out what the current treads are and how they view cheating. This session will explore how we can recognize cheating and the consequences of cheating in our face-to-face classroom setting.

Tracy McAfee is Associate Professor in Communications Studies and Theatre at Wytheville Community College.  He has long been an advocate of honesty in the classroom and has studied methods of student cheating. He has presented his findings to faculty groups throughout Virginia.

Who: Faculty, Administrators, and Student Support Professionals

When: Friday, November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Middletown Campus at Lord Fairfax Community College– Corron Center Building. The presentation will be in the Carl and Emily Thompson Conference Center. You enter the building through the front door which is the Marion P. Lewis Atrium. 173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645.


  • 9:45-10:00: Sign in
  • 10:00-11:00: Presentation Tracy McAfee
  • 11:00-11:15: Break
  • 11:15-12:00: Discussion and Q&A
  • 12:00-1:30: Working Lunch: Round Table Discussions