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Presentation at BLEND Conference in Fresno, CA on 10/15/11

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    • Got Plagiarism? I Have a Cure!
      Ida M. Jones, J.D.
      Verna Mae & Wayne D. Brooks Professor of Business Law
      Special Assistant to the Senior Academic Technology Officer
      California State University, Fresno
      idaj@csufresno.edu
      559 278-5711
    • Symptoms
      Writing varies from assignment to assignment
      Paper or other assignment:
      Demonstrates sophisticated mastery of terminology
      Includes information not specifically covered in the course
      Has very sophisticated writing style
    • Plagiarism issues at California State University, Fresno
      One Test to Determine Cause: Survey Data
      3
    • General Population Participants from Feb-April Spring, 2010
       
    • Cures-multi-pronged treatments
    • TREATMENTS & CURE
      Workshops
      Assignment Redesign
      Institutional Implementation of Policies & Enforcement
    • Treatment One: workshops
      Addressing Students’ Lack of Clear Definitions
    • Workshops
      Face to Face Workshops
      Academic Integrity Workshops
      Every semester 12-14 workshops offered
      Many faculty require attendance
      Online Plagiarism Module
      Blackboard
      Delivered in Face-to-Face or Online courses
    • Responses to Face to Face Workshops
      80% of faculty members who attended the plagiarism workshop responded that they had learned details about plagiarism which they were previously unaware
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      The vast majority of students, 88% or 2958 of 3357, felt they learned a great deal from the workshops, even though most students thought they knew the definition of plagiarism.
      (Academic Integrity survey, 2006-2008; Academic Integrity faculty survey, 2007).
    • Treatment Two: Assignment Redesign
      Reducing students’ Ability to Find Assignments Elsewhere
    • Treat Students-Ability to Find Assignments Elsewhere-p. 1
      Re-design assignments to make them more plagiarism-resistant
      11
    • Treat Students-Ability to Find Assignments Elsewhere-p. 2
      Re-consider how you assess whether students have used sources
      Use plagiarism detection software such as Safe Assign
      Require that students attach copies of their sources to their assignments
      Others suggestions?
      12
    • Treat Students-Ability to Find Assignments Elsewhere-p. 3
      Ask students to prove what they have learned
      Brief oral presentations
      Office meetings to ask for summaries
      Other suggestions?
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    • Treat Students-Ability to Find Assignments Elsewhere-p. 4
      Create assignment(s) that tie to personal or classroom experiences
      Require that assignments make specific reference to textbook, classroom discussions
      Require that assignments make specific reference to personal experiences
      Other suggestions?
      14
    • Treat Students-Ability to Find Assignments Elsewhere-p. 5
      Re-evaluate course structure and assignments
      Change the assignments every semester
      Require submissions in steps
      Other suggestions?
      15
    • Treatment Three: Institution-wide Remedies
      Treat Lack of Institutional Implementation & Enforcement
    • Institution-Wide Remedies
      Create institutional definition of plagiarism
      Institute an Honor Code
      Encourage consistent enforcement of policies
      Implement University-wide sanctions
    • Conclusion-Questions?
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