]> Plagiarism Resource Site http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb en Turnitin Faces more criticism http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/335 <p><a http://media.www.dailyorange.com/media/storage/paper522/news/2007/02/23/News/Professors.Criticize.Plagiarism.Web.Site-2738478.shtml=”">The Daily Motion</a> reports that professors at Syracuse University are beginning to question the effects turnitin.com has on professor-student relationships.</p> Turnitin - Universities Wed, 28 Feb 2007 09:52:24 -0500 Ectasy of Influence http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/334 <p>Jonathan Lethem has contributed a superb, thoughtful essay on plagiarism to <a href="http://www.harpers.org/TheEcstasyOfInfluence.html">Harpers</a>. With regard to plagiarism, he observes "it becomes apparent that appropriation, mimicry, quotation, allusion, and sublimated collaboration consist of a kind of sine qua non of the creative act, cutting across all forms and genres in the realm of cultural production."</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2007 10:38:01 -0500 Richard Posner publishes The Little Book of Plagiarism http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/333 <p>Richard A. Posner's <em>The Little Book of Plagiarism</em> (<a href="http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780375424755">Random House</a>, 2007) surveys the legal, ethical and practical issues involving "literary theft."</p> Tutorial Mon, 08 Jan 2007 08:37:31 -0500 Cheating and Plagiarism continue on college campuses http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/332 <p><a href="http://www.bw.lehigh.edu/story.asp?ID=20060">Lehigh University's</a> student newspaper reports that the number of recorded instances of cheating and plagiarism remains constant, and isn't in fact decreasing. </p> Wed, 25 Oct 2006 09:13:35 -0400 Turnitin and student privacy http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/331 <p>There is a growing concern at <a href="http://www.buffalo.edu/reporter/vol38/vol38n7/articles/FSEC.html">University of Buffalo</a> regarding the extent to which the use of Turnitin violates student privacy. </p> Turnitin - Universities Fri, 13 Oct 2006 09:25:14 -0400 ACRL Webcast: Combating Student Plagiarism http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/330 <p>ACRL is offering a Webcast, "Combating Student Plagiarism," on 10/26, 2:00 p.m. EST</p> <p>The Webcast explores the role of the academic librarian in combating student plagiarism. Lynn Lampert, coordinator of information literacy and instruction at California State University-Northridge will lead this Webcast.</p> <p>Registration is limited to 60. ACRL and ALA members receive a registration discount. For complete information, including a link to registration, go to: <a href="http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlproftools/plagiarism.htm">http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlproftools/plagiarism.htm</a> </p> Workshop Thu, 12 Oct 2006 14:55:09 -0400 SJSU Plagiarism http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/329 <p><a href="http://tutorials.sjlibrary.org/tutorial/plagiarism/">San Jose State Uni</a> has produced a tutorial and quiz to discourage undergraduate plagiarism.</p> Quiz Tutorial Wed, 11 Oct 2006 11:37:45 -0400 Ivys shun plagiarism detection tool http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/328 <p><a href="http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&amp;sid=aHvAuVssqroE&amp;refer=us">Bloomberg.com </a> reports that several Ivy League Universities are refusing to subscribe to plagiarism detection resources claiming that, "using software would undermine the trust between teachers and students."</p> General Honor Codes Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:04:21 -0400 Chicago Manual of Style now available online http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/327 <p>The <a href="http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html">Chicago Manual of Style</a> has gone online. A free trial is available.</p> General Wed, 04 Oct 2006 15:35:52 -0400 KU re-thinks its turnitin subscription http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/326 <blockquote><p>After an outcry from faculty and teachers, <a href="http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2006/oct/04/ku_renews_antiplagiarism_software_subscription/?ku_news">Kansas University</a> has decided not to <a href="http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/319">cancel its subscription</a> to a popular online tool for spotting plagiarism. </p></blockquote> <p>In a surprising development, iParadigms appears uncharacteristically sensitive to the matter of intellectual property in their dealings with the unversity:</p> <blockquote><p> Because Turnitin.com retains student papers, the service has raised intellectual property and copyright issues. . . .</p> Wed, 04 Oct 2006 08:36:31 -0400 New policy @ UCSB to address academic dishonesty http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/325 <p>The <a href="http://www.ucsbdailynexus.com/news/2006/12003.html">University of California Santa Barbara</a> Academic Senate recently ruled "that faculty members had to report academic misconduct to the Office of Student Academic Affairs, as opposed to personally dealing with the situation." To assist them in this new policy "staff and faculty are being trained on a new online system that will make it easier to report academic dishonesty infractions."</p> Tue, 03 Oct 2006 08:35:35 -0400 York University: Academic Integrity Tutorial http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/324 <p><a href="http://www.yorku.ca/tutorial/academic_integrity/">York University</a> has designed an academic integrity tutorial that helps students understand "plagiarism and related matters with case examples and positive strategies." </p> Tutorial Mon, 02 Oct 2006 15:22:57 -0400 Cheating and MBA programs http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/323 <p>In a recent survey, <a href="http://badgerherald.com/news/2006/09/25/study_finds_cheating.php">Donald McCabe</a> has found that "more than half of graduate business students nationwide admitted to cheating on MBA exams." According to McCabe:</p> <blockquote><p> “I think students cheat because of the characteristics of the business schools themselves,” McCabe said. “It’s all about getting power, money and taking shortcuts.”</p> <p>Fifty-six percent of graduate business students admitted to cheating, McCabe added, while only 47 percent of their non-business counterparts confessed to it. </p></blockquote> Mon, 02 Oct 2006 14:00:57 -0400 HS students question legality of Turnitin http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/322 <p>Students at <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/21/AR2006092101800.html">McLean HS</a> in Fairfax County, VA, question their school's use of Turnitin:<br /> <blockquote> Members of the new Committee for Students' Rights said they do not cheat or condone cheating. But they object to Turnitin's automatically adding their essays to the massive database, calling it an infringement of intellectual property rights. </p></blockquote> Ethics Turnitin - High Schools Sun, 24 Sep 2006 22:48:07 -0400 Decrease in cheating @ Duke http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/321 <p>A recent survey attributes decrease in cheating to <a href+"http://www.heraldsun.com/durham/4-771655.html">Duke University's</a> honor code, which was introduced in 2003. </p> <blockquote><p> The latest figures, gathered last fall from more than 2,000 students and 300 faculty members, show a drop in plagiarism from 38 percent in 2000 to 26 percent last year, while unauthorized collaboration -- students working together when individual work was required -- dropped from 45 percent to 29 percent. </p></blockquote> General Honor Codes Fri, 22 Sep 2006 10:32:34 -0400