A benchmark tariff for the application of penalties for student plagiarism in higher education – published in June 2010 at the 4th International Plagiarism Conference, Newcastle, UKArose from original request by Baroness Deech, then Independent Adjudicator for HE, to examine the policy and practices of the sector when applying penalties for plagiarism.Tariff was created from responses to survey and based on data already collated from AMBER studies.
http://www.plagiarismadvice.org/documents/AMBeR Tariffv2.pdfTariff available as two page leaflet on PDF from plagiarismadvice.orgUses points based system for different elements involved in judging the severity of case of plagiarism.Bands for penalties were carefully designed to allow for wide range of judgements.
380-479 – suggested penalties on the Tariff are:Assignment awarded 0% resubmission required but with no penalty on markAssignment awarded 0% resubmission required but mark capped or reduced
Should we have a nationally applicable plagiarism tariff?Dr Jo Badge@jobadge<br />www.le.ac.uk<br />
Plagiarism Reference Tariff<br />A benchmark tariff for the application of penalties for student plagiarism in higher education <br />Full report<br />
International evaluation project<br />Take 2009-10 plagiarism cases through tariff and compare the results against actual penalties awarded<br />Data collected from 8 HEIs to date in : England, Wales, Ireland, Australia and distance-only <br />
Data<br />155 cases submitted<br />87% first offence<br />54% match to tariff<br />