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Plagiarism March 10 2010

  1. 2. Plagiarism: Let’s Talk Dr. Richard G. Bush
  2. 3. Plagiarism <ul><li>Defined as the “reproduction or inclusion of another person’s creative work into one’s own work without providing proper attribution to the original author” </li></ul>
  3. 4. Plagiarism <ul><li>Most students understand “gross plagiarism” </li></ul><ul><li>A majority of students will admit to having plagiarized </li></ul><ul><li>Contributing factors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor time management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of academic preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of research writing and citation skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information overload </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Culture is not a factor </li></ul>
  4. 5. Plagiarism <ul><li>We have talked about… </li></ul>
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  8. 9. NOW WHAT? <ul><li>After we review all the data and it still looks like plagiarism… </li></ul>
  9. 10. Plagiarism <ul><li>The first day of class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce plagiarism by addressing the perceived tolerance for cheating…others have, I can too </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency in policing and addressing plagiarism…we can’t have different standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let the students know (and then use) you will be using Safeassignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt and stick with a writing standard (APA is what business schools use…require it) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Plagiarism <ul><li>Know the academic honor code and academic integrity policies of the university </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to help you detect abuses </li></ul><ul><li>In your syllabus prescribe the actions and punishments if found in violation…and stick to them </li></ul><ul><li>If we are consistent students will perceive these policies as fair and reasonable </li></ul>
  11. 12. Plagiarism <ul><li>“… no form of dishonesty among its faculty or students will be tolerated.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including plagiarism, bribery, cheating, misrepresentation, conspiracy, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to the Student Honor Code </li></ul>
  12. 13. Questions and Discussion Thank you.

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