School adds cameras in classrooms to curb cheating

Business students at Indiana University will be filmed during major exams after the Kelley School of Business installed cameras in the classrooms to curb cheating.

Bloomington, Ind.

Business students at Indiana University will be filmed during major exams after the Kelley School of Business installed cameras in the classrooms to curb cheating.

"Like every school, we're concerned about ensuring that students aren't cheating on exams," said Interim Dean Idalene Kesner.

She explained that the school has been testing the cameras since the spring semester and put them into action during midterms this fall.

Kesner told Fox 59 the cameras caught several instances of suspicious activity that would've been missed otherwise.

"I'm not sure we would've caught these instances without the camera," said Kesner.

The cameras were bought as a result of the school's rapidly growing enrollment. It serves nearly 5,000 undergraduate students and Kesner said, the school was short on proctors.

"There simply are not enough people to go around during crunch periods of testing," said Kesner.

During an exam, a trained employee watches the feeds from the cameras in a separate room and then informs the instructor of any activity that resembles academic misconduct.

Even with the surveillance video, faculty members decide what to do with what they see.

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