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Sizing up Your Students, Part 2: Combating Plagiarism Susan Kincade April 3, 2008 For audio call Toll Free 1 - 888-886-3951 and use PIN/code 146932.

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1 Sizing up Your Students, Part 2: Combating Plagiarism Susan Kincade April 3, 2008 For audio call Toll Free and use PIN/code

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4 West Hills Community College District Who are we?

5 Online Enrollment for Six Academic Years

6 WHCCD Online Enrollment by Ethnicity

7 WHCCD Online Enrollment by Age

8 West Hills Online -Spring ,707 Students Enrolled (still enrolling) 85 Faculty : 25 Full-Time Faculty & 60 Part-Time Faculty 157 Course Sections 25 Disciplines : AOJ, Art, Bio, Bus, Child Devlmt, CIS, EA, Econ, Eng, Geog, Geology, Health, History, Hum, IS, Math, Music, Nut, PE, Phil, Phys Sci, Poli Sci, Psych, Sociology, Social Work Four AA Degrees Online –AOJ - Law Enforcement –Liberal Arts –Psychology –Social Sciences

9 Your Students You will ALWAYS have students who cheat You will ALWAYS have students who lie You will ALWAYS have students who try to work the system They are in your online and face-to-face classrooms! You will take it personallytry not to.

10 80 / 20 Rule –The majority of your students want to learn –Your job is to focus on the 80%+ who need your leadership –The majority of your students know that cheating occurs –Your job is also to mitigate the 20%

11 When Do Students Cheat? Mid-Terms Finals Large Papers Under Pressure Determined to Cheat

12 10/9/2006 Excerpts follow... Web sites offer students another way to cheat By Scott Malone SUCCUMBING TO TEMPTATION Students value originality, but when faced with deadline pressure and tight schedules, see copying material off the Web -- even if it's just a few paragraphs, rather than an entire paper -- as an easy shortcut.

13 Combating Plagiarism Find your schools Electronic Resource/Use Policy-and READ it. Find your schools Academic Honesty Policy- and READ it. Require your students to READ these policies. Why?

14 Combating Plagiarism /2 Use your syllabus to establish the no tolerance policy Use the students s to you to establish a sense of responsibility on their part Dont be afraid to discuss that you know how they cheat; (that youre not as dumb as they think you are?)

15 Sample Syllabus Statement Plagiarism/cheating will result in the following: A 0 on the assignment, and/or failure in the course, and may also cause you to be removed from the college. You must read the Academic Honesty Policy and send me an stating you understand the policy and will abide by its contents. I will use turnitin.com to check all work submitted.

16 Sample Student s As a way to check role at the start of class have students you the following: I have read and understand the Academic Honesty Policy and will abide by its contents. I have read and understand the Electronic Resource/Use Policy and will abide by its contents.

17 Sample Responses Student ENG1A Feb 5th Assignment What I have read on the policies and the syllabus There are many information that we should read and understand. The most important thing in the provisions is all members of the college community must follow the policies. Basically, we need to act conscientiously all the time. There are several examples of prohibited conducts; plagiarism, unauthorized assistance, lying, tampering, and bribery. The objective of this course is to help students to improve their English ability so we need to work as hard as we can. Students must turn in assignments until the dead line. We are required to post comments at least once a week. Two books are necessary to attend class; The bluest eyes and The Bedford guide for college writers. Torturing is available for every student in the library. All students need to understand those polices and have responsibility for their act.

18 Sample Responses -----Original Message----- From: Student Sent: Monday, February 05, :15 PM To: "ENG-1A-C SP"; Subject: ENG-1A-C SP: Assignment #1 Hello, I was just writing to verify that I have read and understand West Hills College's honesty and integrity policy. I have also read the cousre syllabus and understand the objectives and dedication needed for this course. I look forward to this semester and hopefully this class will help me to be better in English as a writer and reader.

19 Where Do They Go? Students are going to: Online Cliff Notes: Spark Notes / Pink Monkey / Free Book Notes / Others? Each Other – Sometimes Cultural Issues? Purchased Papersrequire and check links They share each others passwords

20 Sample Site rhtml Help | Log in | Sign Up for a Free Account Home : English : Literature Study Guides : The Bluest Eye : Autumn: Chapter 1 Autumn: Chapter 1 Summary Analysis

21 Use Search Engine When in doubt some use search engines to check sections. –http://www.google.com/ –http://www.ask.com/ –http://www.yahoo.com/ Doesnt work for me…

22 Cheating How do you know? Colloquial vs. Stylized Student-speak vs. Critique Discussion Board Postings, Journals, and Papers

23 Discussion Board Example In some of these poorer countries, families sell their children to owners of sweat-shops for an amount of money so they can provide for the rest of the family. Other families just have their children working in the sweat-shops and the owners pay the families for their childs labor in food, money or protection. Just like in the sweat-shop business, some families dont sell their daughters, they just loan them to the gentlemen so they can get money to provide for the family at their daughters expense. I cant begin to imagine what must be going through these childrens heads as they do this work, but I guess if youre born into it and do it as soon as you are old enough it just seems like the right thing to do because you dont know any better.

24 Stylized Example Morrison most notably uses the cultural icon of Shirley Temple (a hugely popular child actress of the day) and the popular childrens dolls of the 1940s to illustrate mass cultures influence on young black girls. When Claudia states that, unlike Frieda, she has not reached the point in her psychological development when her hatred of Shirley Temple and dolls will turn to love, the irony of the statement is clear. Claudia naïvely assumes that the beauty others see in the doll must inhere physically inside it, and so she takes apart the doll to search for its beauty.

25 DB Plagiarism Student 1 - posted :47pm In this case, off-shore production has numerous positives for Timbuck2. As long the company can manager their off-shore production, they will be fine. Timbuck2 has already doubled their production staff, added employees in all departments, has a higher sales volume, has expanded the San Francisco factory, and is working on making new products. They have become this successful because they have made sure their plant in China has maintained the same quality the plant in San Francisco has. People want quality, especially after a company has given such great quality. Timbuck2 is known for their superiority and excellence of bags. If Timbuck2 decides to expand their off-shore production, …. Student 2 - posted :29pm Off- Shore production has many advantages. Companies will be able produce more and also be able to serve a reasonable price to customers. Allowing outsourcing will create more jobs in poor countries. Then outsourcing will create greater sales.Which may cause development.Timbuck2 has already doubled their production staff, added employees in all departments, have a higher sales volume, has expanded the San Francisco factory, and is working on making new products. Theyve become this successful because they have made sure their plant in China has maintained the same quality the plant in San Francisco has. People want excellence, especially after a company has given such a great quality. Timbuck2 is known for their supremacy and excellence of bags. If Timbuck2 decides to expand their off-shore production, ….

26 Homework Plagiarism From: Eckhardt, Anthony M. Sent: Monday, February 11, :27 PM To: Student 1 Cc: Kincade, Susan; Student 2 Subject: FW: Econ 1A, HW # 4 Hello Student 1, Thank you for your homework number 4 in our macroeconomics class section F01. Upon reviewing your last submission I have discovered a problem. A piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work is called plagiarism and is a serious case of academic dishonesty. From the syllabus: Academic Honesty: Academic dishonesty is a violation of the student code of conduct and will not …

27 Initial Intervention Example > Original Message >From: >Date: Wed, 6 Apr :44: > >>Jenifer, >>I need to meet with you regarding your online postings, and essay draft. >>Please contact me at >> >>Ms. Kincade

28 -----Original Message----- From: jenifer Sent: Wednesday, April 06, :27 PM To: Kincade, Susan Subject: RE: Meet with Me. I just wonder how come you can't give me your feedback via ? I normally get home around 10pm. The best way to communicate with me is through .

29 Original Message From: Date: Wed, 6 Apr :11: >Jenifer, > >I'm not able to discuss with you via . > >Please call me at > >Thank you. >Ms. Kincade.

30 -----Original Message----- >From: Jenifer >Sent: Wednesday, April 06, :03 PM >To: Kincade, Susan >Subject: Re: Meet with Me. > >Hello Ms. Kincade, > >It will be very late in the evening by the time I get home. I don't >think it would be appropriate to call you that late. Could you give me your feedback about my personal essay, and posting through ? >I understand that there's nothing due today( Wednesday), and that you want the Personal Essay submitted tomorrow before midnight. > >Jenifer>

31 From: Kincade, Susan Sent: Wednesday, April 06, :58 PM To: Jenifer Cc: Deans Subject: RE: Meet with Me. Not a problem Ms. Mendez, we do not have to meet. I had hoped to have a quality discussion with you, but I can see that it is not necessary. I have attached the following: your Blackboard posting for Pages 1-32 of The Bluest Eye; the SparkNotes web site with the exact sections highlighted that from which you plagiarized for your posting;

32 your posting for Maya Angelou's GRADUATION that clearly has the same stylized language as the SparkNotes analysis (although it may not have come from that site); the English 1A Syllabus with the Academic Honesty Policy highlighted; and your from 3/28/04 at 2:23pm stating that you accept and agree to the Academic Honesty Policy. I am dropping you from this course. Ms. Kincade

33 What Are The Rules? The rules for plagiarism at your college should be the same for online as they are for f2f! Make sure you know what they are. Make sure you have a No Tolerance Policy. Make sure your students Know the Policy.

34 And Theres More! Create an online environment that allows you to know your students. You can do this by incorporating the following: –Discussion Boards –Short Answer Essay –Homework Assignments

35 And More… Know your students are using their text books when taking an exam Create or use large test pools in your course management systemthen randomize Time your tests, keeping them at a one minute per question allowing each question to open one at a time and no going back Dont allow your tests to be open for more than 48 hours: week- long test windows are a big no-no Check student time on tests– 25 minutes on one test and 3 minutes on the next for two students taking it at the same time tends to be a give-away

36 Next Steps Become Familiar with your Institutions Electronic Resource /Use Policy & the Academic Honesty Policy Become Familiar with the Cheat Sites –Free Book Notes: –Pink Monkey: –Sparknotes: TELL your students you know dont sneak up on them Become Familiar with your Course Management System and all its test tools, tracking features, and assessment optionsthen USE them Keep an eye on whats happeningknow your students

37 Plagiarism Sites & Articles Fostering Academic Integrity in an Online Class ON TARGET: Haywood Community Colleges Monthly Online Learning Newsletter Volume 1, Number 3 July 2006 by Marlowe Mager Coordinator of Distance Learning Haywood Community College

38 Q & A Thank You! More Questions?

39 Evaluation Survey Link

40 Upcoming/Archived Seminars For upcoming desktop seminars and links to recently archived seminars, check Web site at:

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