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  1. 1. Petitions for Readmission to Graduate Program January 4, 2008 Request Approve Deny 16. MSE – Info Tech Readmission; GPA below 3.0; 3 credits F √ 17. MSE – Info Tech Readmission; GPA below 3.0 √ 18. MSE – Info Tech Readmission; GPA below 3.0; 3 credits F; 3 credits D √ 19. MSE – Info Tech Readmission; GPA below 3.0 √ 20. MSE – Info Tech Readmission; 12 credits of C √ 21. MSE – Info Tech Readmission; GPA below 3.0 √ 22. SPED Readmission; 3 credits F √ 23. MSE – Info Tech Readmission; GPA below 3.0; 3 credits F √ 24. MSE – Info Tech Readmission; GPA below 3.0; 3 credits F; 3 credits D √
  2. 2. Survey Participants Group Participants Total Percent that Completed Survey Faculty 46 308 14.9 International Students 19 30 63.3 Non International Students 36 74 48.6 Total 101 412 24.5
  3. 3. International Students’ Country of Origin Country Number of Students China 10 Saudi Arabia 8 Norway 1 Total 19
  4. 4. International Students’ Previous Experience Writing Research Papers # of Previous Research Papers Students’ Report of # of Previous Research Papers Written Percent of Total 0-1 9 47.4 2-9 4 21.1 ≥10 6 31.5
  5. 5. International Students’ Previous Experience Writing Essays # of Previous Essays Students’ Report of # of Previous Essays Written Percent of Total 0-1 4 21.1 2-9 5 26.3 ≥10 10 52.6
  6. 6. International Students: Length of Time in U.S. Months in U.S. Students’ Report of Length of Time in U.S. Percent of Total 3-12 5 26.3 13-24 10 52.6 ≥ 25 4 21.1
  7. 7. International Students: Length of Time Studying English Years Studying English Students’ Report of Time Studying English Percent of Total ≤ 2 5 26.3 3-5 0 0.0 6-8 6 31.6 ≥ 9 8 42.1
  8. 8. Previous Experience Memorizing Text Type of Text International Students Non International Students Phrase 31.6% 30.8% Sentence 21.1% 12.8% Paragraph 5.3% 10.3% Essay or Poem 15.8% 33.3% Chapter 15.8% 10.3% Entire Book 10.5% 2.6%
  9. 9. Previous Experience Memorizing Text for Class Frequency International Students Non International Students Very Frequently 15.8% 2.6% Frequently 36.8% 7.7% Infrequently 31.6% 30.8% Very Infrequently 15.8% 59.0% Quick fact: international students are 5 times more likely to report frequent use of memorizing text for class than non international students.
  10. 10. Perceptions of Memorizing Text as Similar to Memorizing Multiplication Tables International Students Non International Students Agree 68.4% 29.7%
  11. 11. International Students: Previous Knowledge of Plagiarism Percent of International students who had heard about the concept of plagiarism before coming to the United States: 73.5
  12. 12. Examples of Plagiarism: Similar Beliefs among Faculty and Students 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Copying paragraph from internet Copying paragraph from journal Copying a few sentences from journal International students Non International Students Faculty
  13. 13. Examples of Plagiarism: Differences in Beliefs among Faculty and Students 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Copying a few sentences from internet Copying commonly known information from a book Using text from another student's paper in your paper International students Non International Students Faculty
  14. 14. Examples of Plagiarism: Salient Differences in Beliefs among International Students, Faculty and Non International Students 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Copying and rephrasing commonly known information Copying an idea Copying a sentence, citing it, no quotation marks Using words you have previously memorized International students Non International Students Faculty
  15. 15. Students’ Perceived Seriousness of Actions: Mean Scores and Rank of Scores International Non International Difference Copying a paragraph or more word-for- word from a journal article or book 3.31 1 3.81 1 0.50 Copying a paragraph word-for-word from the Internet 3.21 2 3.67 2 0.46 Copying a few sentences word-for-word from the Internet 2.86 3 3.39 3 0.53 Copying a sentence word-for-word, citing it but without using quotation marks 2.86 3 2.36 7 (0.50) Using another author’s words in your paper that you have previously memorized 2.71 5 3.33 4 0.62 Copying commonly known information from a book or website word-for word 2.71 5 3.08 5 0.37 Copying an idea 2.36 7 2.80 6 0.44 Copying and rephrasing commonly known information 2.21 8 1.94 8 (0.27) Range of possible scores: 1-4 1 = not at all serious; 2 = not serious; 3 = serious; 4 = very serious
  16. 16. Faculty Response to: Do you have issues with plagiarism in your classes? 63% responded YES
  17. 17. Faculty Response to: How often per term do you have a case of plagiarism? 26% 14% 14% 46% < 1 2-4 3-5 5+
  18. 18. Perceptions Regarding Inadvertent Plagiarism 56 75 65 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 International Students Non International Students Faculty Percent of each group that believes it is possible to inadvertently plagiarize
  19. 19. Percent of International Students who Have Done the Following without Using Citations Copying an idea 73% Copying and rephrasing commonly known information 67% Copying commonly known information from a book or website word-for word 53% Copying a sentence word-for-word, citing it but without using quotation marks 47% Copying a few sentences word-for-word from the Internet 47% Using another author’s words in your paper that you have previously memorized 40% Copying a paragraph word-for-word from the Internet 40% Copying a few sentences word for word from a journal article or book 33% Copying a paragraph or more word-for-word from a journal article or book 27% Using text from another student’s paper in your own academic paper 27%

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