Some students begin their post-secondary education with substantial experience in conducting research and properly citing sources while other students are less familiar with established research practices. At the college level, policies regarding citations, using sources, and avoiding plagiarism vary from course to course. Teaching your students how to handle research within your course will help… Read more »
Resources to Help Minimize Plagiarism in Your Course
This blog series discusses ways to prevent plagiarism and what to do when faced with a possible case of plagiarism. We complete this series by reviewing resources available to help prevent plagiarism in your course. One simple prevention tool is Turnitin.com, a text matching service that can be used in the Canvas Assignments tool. When… Read more »
Truth, Then Consequences: When Plagiarism Is Reported at IU
This blog post follows a conversation about IU policy and procedure for reporting plagiarism with Larry Serfozo, Office of Student Ethics (OSE) Coordinator for Student Conduct. Why is it important to report plagiarism at IU? IUB recorded about 250 cases of plagiarism for academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16. Properly handling academic misconduct is critical to… Read more »
What is Plagiarism and How Do I Talk with Students about It?
What is plagiarism? “Presenting someone else’s work, including the work of other students, as one’s own” Failure to acknowledge “ideas or materials taken from another source . . . unless the information is common knowledge” (http://studentcode.iu.edu/responsibilities/academic-misconduct.html) How do I talk with students about plagiarism before assignments are due? Provide a clear statement on your syllabus… Read more »
Worried about plagiarism in your classes?
Are you concerned that your students will plagiarize? Do you know that there are powerful ways to combat common reasons why students plagiarize? Assignment scaffolding can help students avoid time management problems by providing intermediate deadlines to help them work toward a final project. Careful assignment design can help mitigate students’ feeling that they lack the… Read more »