"The Plagiarism Epidemic"

Rebecca Moore Howard, Syracuse University, provides a provocative perspective in "The Search for a Cure: Understanding the Plagiarism Epidemic."

Undergraduate Cheating at UCLA

Cheating on exams and essays seems to be a way of life for many undergraduates at UCLA. One anonymous student likens the experience of cheating to that of gambling.

Five-Part Series on Academic Honesty

The Oregon Daily Emerald is running a five-part article on academic honesty and student plagiarism. The series includes a feedback form to solicit and publish commentary on the articles.

Doris Kearns Goodwin Revisited

A group of noted historians published a letter in The New York Times protesting the newspaper's association of Goodwin with well-known cheats, like Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski, in an article "Are More People Cheating?" (Arts & Ideas, Oct. 4),

BBC report on English internet-based cheating and plagiarism

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)

Information Ethics and Academic Honesty

Colby College
15 October 2003


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

"CBB Plagiarism Project," Michael Hanrahan, Bates 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

Student Challenges Plagiarism Rules

The Vancouver Sun reports that a student at McGill has challenged the legality of a course requirement that he have his paper vetted by (Thanks to Chris Anson and Nick Carbone)

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation publishes regulations relating to research misconduct.

Committee on Publication Ethics

Founded in 1997 to address breaches of research and publication ethics in medicine and science, the COP, has produced guidelines for best practice in the ethics of scientific publishing. They are intended for authors, editors, publishers, and readers.

U.S. Office of Research Integrity

The ORI, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, promotes integrity in biomedical and behavioral research supported by the Public Health Service.
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