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.
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Levelling the playing field, using a single penalty tariffDr 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 />
Evaluation <br />11 HE institutions involved<br />Take 2009-10 plagiarism cases through tariff and compare the results against actual penalties awarded<br />Data collected from 6 HEIs to date in : England, Wales, Ireland, Australia and distance-only <br />
Data so far…<br />60 cases submitted<br />92% first offence<br />66% match to tariff<br />Exceptions<br />collusion, exam cheating<br />Penalties not included in tariff<br />mark reduction, cap on assignment without resubmission<br />
Usability of the Tariff<br />Easy to use<br />Additional characteristics problematic<br />No cases of formative use<br />Concerns over amount/ extent category<br />
Want to get involved?<br />Dr Jo Badge<br />firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Cases remain in your institution, coded locally and anonymised by you.<br />Re-coded and anonymised for publication<br />