University of Georgia's revised honor code has benefited students as well as faculty. Under the new code, "first-time violators have a moderated talk" with their professors to work out an appropriate "punishment."
North Carolina State University has not renewed its subscription to Turnitin because of "national concerns about the ethics of the program."
University of Alberta has created a campaign on Academic Honesty, called Truth*in*Education. It's an education program that aims to inform students of the "consequences of inappropriate academic behavior."
Maine Public Broadcasting* reports on measures taken by the University of Maine and Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin colleges to address the issue of student plagiarism. (*Requires Windows Media Player)
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A student at the University of South Australia has accused a lecturer of plagiarism. The student and a retired academic allege that a required textbook, Understanding the Information Economy, assigned by the lecturer contains extensively plagiarized materials from Internet sources, journal articles, and books.
In response to cyberplagiarism and new forms of cheating (eg, using PDA's during a test), Seattle University has re-written and updated its Academic Honesty Policy.
Ryerson University has extended its definition of plagiarism to prevent students from relying on professional proof-reading services. Ryerson recently amended its plagiarism statement to include: "presenting another's substantial compositional changes to an assignment as your own."
Louis A. Bloomfield, the physics professor at the University of Virginia who was at the center of Virginia's notorious plagiarism scandal in 2001, gives a thoughtful interview in The Richmond Times-Dispatch.