Got plagiarism blendho-101511

355 views

Published on

Handout at Blend Conference in Fresno, CA 2011

Published in: Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
355
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
2
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Got plagiarism blendho-101511

  1. 1. Got Plagiarism? I Have a Cure! 2011 BLEND Conference 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 559 278-5711Symptoms of Plagiarism • 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 • Others?One test to Determine Cause: Survey Proportion  of  Participants  Who  Admitted  to   Plagiarism   94.1%   100.0%   71.6%   80.0%   60.0%   40.0%   26.8%   20.0%   5.9%   0%   1.6%   Plagiarized   0.0%   Never  Plagiarized   Failed  to  Respond  
  2. 2. CureTreat Students’ Lack of Clear Definitions:• Workshops• Face to Face: Academic Integrity Workshop• Online: Online Plagiarism ModuleTreat Students’ Ability to Find Assignments Elsewhere• Re-design assignments to make them more plagiarism-resistant• 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?• Ask students to prove what they have learned – Brief oral presentations – Office meetings to ask for summaries – Other suggestions?• 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?• Re-evaluate course structure and assignments – Change the assignments every semester – Require submissions in steps – Other suggestions?Treat Lack of Institutional Support with Institutional Policy Implementationand Enforcement• Create institutional definition of plagiarism• Institute an Honor Code• Encourage consistent enforcement of policies
  3. 3. • Implement University-wide sanctions

×