Turnitin - Universities
The Daily Motion reports that professors at Syracuse University are beginning to question the effects turnitin.com has on professor-student relationships.
There is a growing concern at University of Buffalo regarding the extent to which the use of Turnitin violates student privacy.
U of Kansas has decided not to renew its subscription to turnitin, citing costs:
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The University Senate at MSVU in Nova Scotia has agreed to ban "all plagiarism detection software as of May."
At a panel discussion, Central Michigan "students and staff raised questions . . . about the university investing nearly $15,000 for a new service to help prevent plagiarism."
University of Central Oklahoma has decided to subscribe to Turnitin for one year.
The U of Iowa has recently begun to encourage its faculty to use the Turnitin subscription that the university has had for three years.
Penn State announced "it found 341 incidents of cheating last year, more than quadruple the total number reported from 1997 to 2001." This increase has prompted the university to acquire a subscription to Turnitin.com.
Barnard College signs on for a one-year trial subscription to the plagiarism detection service, Turnitin.com.