Plagiarism in the Digital Age by diana day 4.25.07
Plagiarism vs. Misuse of Sources <ul><li>Rebecca Moore Howard  suggests we distinguish between plagiarism and misuse of so...
Institutional Change <ul><li>“ Five Levers for Institutional Change” – by Julia Christensen Hughes (verbatim) </li></ul><u...
Honor Codes <ul><li>Not as effective in isolation, without a research skills curriculum in place </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Dod...
Ideal Honor Code <ul><li>Tim Dodd’s ideal honor code includes (verbatim): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• student involvement and ...
Create a Climate of Responsibility <ul><li>Classroom Management </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Building </li></ul><ul><li>Assignm...
Turnitin.com <ul><li>Turnitin .com article  in School Me! blog </li></ul><ul><li>Pro and con in  Sept. 2003 Congressional ...
Recommendations <ul><li>Finish survey of LS research assignments; Diana and Pam prepare an overview of current practices a...
Additional Resources <ul><li>“Academic Integrity: A Letter to My Students ” (scroll down and click to download PDF) </li><...
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I took a webinar on plagiarism. I created this presentation to share with the administration at my school. I indicated clearly where I used text verbatim and credited the authors of the concepts.

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  • Plagiarism in the Digital Age

    1. 1. Plagiarism in the Digital Age by diana day 4.25.07
    2. 2. Plagiarism vs. Misuse of Sources <ul><li>Rebecca Moore Howard suggests we distinguish between plagiarism and misuse of sources </li></ul><ul><li>She refers us to the Council of Writing Program Administrators site for the distinction </li></ul>
    3. 3. Institutional Change <ul><li>“ Five Levers for Institutional Change” – by Julia Christensen Hughes (verbatim) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Recommit to integrity as a core value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Provide quality education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Reform assessment practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Review, revise and clarify policies and procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Provide educational/orientation activities </li></ul></ul>This PowerPoint by Hughes contains the Five Levers in context.
    4. 4. Honor Codes <ul><li>Not as effective in isolation, without a research skills curriculum in place </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Dodd speaks of “reciprocal responsibilities” between teachers and students </li></ul><ul><li>He also speaks of putting “speed bumps” in place -- a deep curricular and co-curricular connection to the honor code </li></ul>
    5. 5. Ideal Honor Code <ul><li>Tim Dodd’s ideal honor code includes (verbatim): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>• student involvement and ownership (for student buy-in) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• students are primary educators (recruit student leaders and esteemed peers) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• streamlined process (reduce the “hassle factor” for faculty buy-in) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• reliable investigation (no one is “on trial”) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• speaks to consensus institutional values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>• enforceable and culturally appropriate policies </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Create a Climate of Responsibility <ul><li>Classroom Management </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Building </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment Design </li></ul>
    7. 7. Turnitin.com <ul><li>Turnitin .com article in School Me! blog </li></ul><ul><li>Pro and con in Sept. 2003 Congressional Quarterly , plagiarism issue (on page 17) </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives to “gotcha” use </li></ul>
    8. 8. Recommendations <ul><li>Finish survey of LS research assignments; Diana and Pam prepare an overview of current practices and our recommendations; share with division </li></ul><ul><li>Do the same with MS and US </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a research committee to do extensive outreach to divisions and departments </li></ul><ul><li>While committee is working, consider voluntary Turnitin use for drafts & tutorials </li></ul><ul><li>Committee creates a 4-12 research curriculum based on best practices and feedback from community </li></ul><ul><li>Committee takes a close look at the school’s honor code and procedures. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Additional Resources <ul><li>“Academic Integrity: A Letter to My Students ” (scroll down and click to download PDF) </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Academic Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism.org (owned by Turnitin.com) </li></ul><ul><li>Plagiarism Stoppers: A Teacher’s Guide (hasn’t been updated in awhile, so some links may not work; still a helpful collection of resources) </li></ul>

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