Engaging Plagiarism: Theory and Practice
March 5, 9.30 AM - 2.30 PM.
09.30 am - 10.00am: Coffee and Registration, Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union
10.00 - 10.15: Introduction
10.15 - 11.30: Part One: "Definitions and Epistemologies
of Plagiarism," Rebecca Moore Howard,
11.30 - 11.45: Break
12.00 - 01.00: Part Two: "The Promise of Plagiarism:
Impetus for Change," Chris Anson, North Carolina
In the context of increasing concern about plagiarism -- and increasingly
questionable practices for dealing with it -- this interactive
session will focus on productive ways to design assignments and
that restore our roles as guides and mentors, and refocus our attention
on the processes and outcomes of students' learning.
01.00 - 02.00: Lunch (to be provided), Main Lounge,
Moulton Union (see map)
02.30: Informal Wrap-up
over Coffee/Tea, Main Lounge,
Atkins, Thomas and Gene Nelson. "Plagiarism and the Internet:
Turning Tables." English Journal 90 (2001): 101-104.
[Download PDF version]
Bernhardt, Stephen. "Thriving in Academe: Writing To Learn;
Learning To Write." NEA Advocate Online, Feb. 2004
Howard, Rebecca Moore. "Forget about Policing Plagiarism;
Just Teach." The Chronicle of Higher Education (16 November
2001): B24. [Download PDF version]
McCabe, Donald and Gary Pavela. "Some Good News about Academic
Integrity." Research Library 32:5 (2000): 32-38. [Download
Taylor, Lynn. "Understanding Plagiarism." Issues
of Teaching and Learning 9.2 (March 2003). Preface | Article.
WPA, Defining and Avoiding Plagiarism: The WPA Statement on
Best Practices [Download
Anson is Professor of English and Director of the Campus
Writing and Speaking Program at North Carolina State University,
where he helps faculty in nine undergraduate colleges to integrate
writing and speaking into their courses. Before coming to NC
State in 1999, he was Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor
and Director of Composition at the University of Minnesota, where
he taught for fifteen years. Currently the President of the Council
of Writing Program Administrators, he has published twelve books
and over sixty articles and essays in edited collections, and
serves on the consultant or editorial boards of ten professional
journals. He has presented over 250 papers and workshops at conferences
and universities across the United States and in ten foreign
countries. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University,
and a B.A. and first M.A. from Syracuse University.
Rebecca Moore Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
earned her Ph.D. in English at West Virginia University. She is
now Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University
and the former writing program administrator at Syracuse, Texas
Christian, and Colgate Universities. She is coauthor of the 1995 Bedford
Guide to Teaching Writing in the Disciplines; author of Standing
in the Shadow of Giants (1999), a book about the cultural work
of plagiarism; coeditor of Coming of Age: The Advanced Writing
Curriculum, which won the 2000-2001 WPA Book Award; coeditor
of Authorship in Composition Studies, forthcoming from Wadsworth;
and author of a writers' handbook in progress for McGraw-Hill.
For directions to campus, see http://www.bowdoin.edu/directions/.
Parking is indicated on the campus map.
For participants staying at the Comfort
Inn, a shuttle service
will be provided by Bowdoin. It will leave the hotel at 9.20 AM
and return to the hotel after the seminar at 3.00 PM.