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1 Plagiarism: Confrontation or Collaboration? Computers in Libraries March 23, 2006 Susan Herzog Information Literacy Librarian Kimberly Armstrong Silcox University Judicial Officer Janice Wilson Reference and Instruction Librarian Eastern Connecticut State University

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4 Plagiarism & Higher Education  Prevention  Detection  Policy  Enforcement

5 © Marc Tyler Nobleman / / No use without consent.* *Used with consent of artist.

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7 ECSU Student Handbook (prevention)

8 Information Literacy as a Tool to Prevent Plagiarism (prevention)

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10 Resources for Students (prevention)

11 Collaboration  “Them vs. Us” Thinking  Plagiarism: Natural Allies  English Faculty  Writing Center Faculty  Judicial Officer (or campus equivalent)  Center for Educational Excellence (or campus equivalent)

12 Model #1  Director of the Writing Center and Information Specialist at Faculty Retreat

13 Model #2  English Department Faculty and Information Literacy Librarian at Faculty Development Day

14 Model #3  English Department Faculty, Judicial Officer, and Information Literacy Librarian at Faculty Development Day

15 Model #4  English and History Department Faculty, Judicial Officers, and Information Literacy Librarians from multiple campuses at regional Faculty Development Day

16 Model #5  English Department Faculty member from another CSU campus, expert on plagiarism and faculty culture, and Information Literacy Librarian at regional Faculty Development Day

17 Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism  Open to teaching and library faculty from New England  Schedule: 10 am - 3 pm  Limit: 50  Serve Food! Includes Continental Breakfast & Deli Luncheon Buffet

18 Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism  Strategies for Preventing Plagiarism English Professor (10:15-10:45)

19 Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism  Information Literacy as a Tool to Prevent Plagiarism Information Literacy Librarian (10:45-11:00)

20 Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism  Web Site: Plagiarism: A Guide for ECSU Students & Faculty Information Literacy Librarian (11:00-11:15)

21 Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism  Plagiarism Detection Tools Using Technology to be a Plagiarism Detective Information Literacy Librarian (11:15-11:45)

22 Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism  Academic Misconduct Policies Judicial Officer(s) and/or Faculty Member(s) (11:45-12:15)

23 Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism  Policy Development & Implementation: Who’s Still Talking to Each Other? Judicial Officer(s) and/or Faculty Member(s) (12:15-12:30)  Lunch (12:30-1:30)

24 Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism  Breakout Sessions (1:30-2:30)  Prevention  Detection  Policies  Enforcement

25 Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism Information Literacy & Other Tools to Prevent Plagiarism  Reporting Back (2:30-3:00)  Prevention  Detection  Policies  Enforcement

26 “Positive Fallout”  Invitation to English Department Faculty Meeting  Teaching Excellence Seminars via Center for Educational Excellence  Takin’ It on the Road  Invitation to Academic Affairs Committee Meeting  Collaboration & Plagiarism

27 ©2004 DavidJulian.com

28 Guilty In Whose Eyes? The Chasm Between Student & Faculty Perceptions of Academic Dishonesty: Strategies to Bridge the Gap

29 Guilty In Whose Eyes?  Open to teaching and library faculty from New England  Schedule: 10 am - 3 pm  Limit: 100  Serve Food! Includes Continental Breakfast & Deli Luncheon Buffet  Link to PR, Handouts, PowerPoints and Web Resources posted on presentation web site

30 Challenges Center for Academic Integrity (McCabe)  “…students struggle to understand what constitutes acceptable use of the Internet  …absence of clear direction from faculty  …'cut & paste' plagiarism”

31 Antidote  Plagiarism Statement in Syllabi (Liu)  Clear Definition  Specific Consequences  Consistent Enforcement

32 Challenges Faculty Reluctance  Fear of Confrontation  Focus on Proof  Prior Experiences with Judicial Officers and Administration

33 Challenges Resident Expert  Faculty Phone Calls & Drop-Ins  Requests to Find Proof  Requests for the Perfect Software  If You Suspect A Student Of Plagiarism

34 Developing a Policy  Should be faculty driven  Don’t reinvent the wheel!  What is your campus climate?  Remember we are educational institutions  Provide due process (even at private institutions!)

35 Judicial Procedure  Models:  Hearing Panel (all students, all faculty, mix)  Hearing Officer  Disciplinary Agreement

36 Judicial Sanctions  Penalties  warning  paper  plagiarism workshop  student-run workshop for first year students  suspension

37 Plagiarism Workshop  Academic Integrity quiz  What is academic integrity?  Eastern definitions of cheating and plagiarism  Disciplinary procedure  Examples of cheating  Examples of plagiarism

38 Plagiarism Workshop  Examples of improper paraphrasing  Examples of proper paraphrasing  Using Sources Quiz (The Plagiarism Handbook)  Acceptable Use vs. Plagiarism Exercise (The Plagiarism Handbook)

39 “Plagiarism? But my roommate gave me permission to use his paper and said I didn’t have to cite him.” © © Pyrczak Publishing, Used with consent of artist.

40 Bibliography  Davidson, Cathy N. “Them Versus Us (and Which One of ‘Them’ Is Me?)”. Profession (2000), pp  Harris, Robert A. The Plagiarism Handbook: Strategies for Preventing, Detecting, and Dealing with Plagiarism. Los Angeles: Pyrczak Publishing, 2001.

41 Bibliography  McCabe, Donald L. CAI Research.  Park, Chris. “In Other (People's) Words: plagiarism by university students--literature and lessons.” Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education (October 2003), Vol. 28 Issue 5, pp

42 Questions? Concerns? Presentation Web Site The Plagiarism Blog /


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