Campuses rated below par for three years in a row could be asked to suspend undergraduate recruitment
China is ramping up its crackdown on academic misconduct with plans for plagiarism spot checks on undergraduate dissertations, warning universities that they face losing funding or having their right to enrol students suspended if they consistently perform poorly.
Institutions can (and really should) play an active role in shaping the academic and research culture within that institution. This Chinese policy would punish the universities who fail to do enough.
A graduate’s degree could be revoked based on the result. The findings will also be used in teaching assessments, subject ratings and the allocation of operational grants for undergraduate programmes. Schools with repeated reports of “problematic” theses three years in a row could be asked to suspend enrolment on the grounds that they “cannot guarantee the quality of their programmes”.
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