The BBC reports on current English cheating and plagiarism. Prof Bassnett says students get away with internet plagiarism because of lack of resources to monitor cheating, coupled with the increasing workload faced by lecturers and examination markers. "Even though some universities now have software in place to monitor plagiarism, most markings are done anonymously and therefore you don't get to know the students' individual writing styles." She believes the trend is a result of the mass higher education embarked upon by the government. "When you have mass education you no longer have expectation of excellence. "Students nowadays want to push the boundaries. Universities are becoming degree-producing factories." (via Edupage)
The developer of the JBoss open-source application server has accused the Apache open-source group of plagiarism. JBoss contends that portions of Apache's Geronimo program is identical to JBoss program source code.
The University of Montana has decided to purchase a subscription to Turnitin in an effort to discourage student plagiarism.
ACS | AIP | APA | CBE | Chicago(Turabian) | MLA
General | Discipline Specific Guides | Online and Electronic Resources
The ACS Style Guide: A Manual for Authors and Editors, 2nd ed. American Chemical Society, 1997.
The American Chemical Society offers this book "to guide and answer questions for authors and editors, to save them time, and to ensure clarity and consistency."
ACS Reference Style Guide. (American Chemical Society)
An online guide to the ACS style of citation.
9.15 - 09.30: Registration. Pugh Center Foyer, Cotter Union 9.30 - 09.45: Introduction, Pugh Center Atrium, Cotter Union
"Welcome and Opening Remarks," Edward H. Yeterian, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Colby College
9.45 - 10.45: Plenary Address, Pugh Center Atrium, Cotter Union
"Is it a new day for honor codes?," Gary Pavela, Director of Judicial Programs, University of Maryland-College Park.
10.45 - 11.00: Coffee, Philson Lounge, Cotter Union 11.00 - 12.30: Session 1, Pugh Center Atrium, Cotter Union
Moderator: Thomas Hayward, Bates College
Australian IT reports that privacy and copyright issues have derailed attempts on the part of Australian universities to create plagiarism detection programs.
Lehigh's student newspaper reports that "the university is in the process of adopting a new policy to combat the problem of plagiarism on campus." Starting this semester, instructors can use the university's subscription to Turnitin to help identify plagiarists.