]> Plagiarism Resource Site - Ethics http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=taxonomy/term/21/0 en 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 Wikis and academic honesty http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/314 <p>An article in the UC San Diego <a href="http://www.ucsdguardian.org/cgi-bin/features?art=2006_04_03_01">Guardian</a> considers students' increasing reliance on wikis to prepare for exams.</p> Ethics Tue, 04 Apr 2006 09:46:06 -0400 Turnitin & copyright http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/313 <p>In an article in <a href="http://www.dailytoreador.com/media/storage/paper870/news/2006/04/04/Opinion/Turnitin.com.Unreliable.In.Stopping.Plagiarism-1778454.shtml?norewrite200604040920&amp;sourcedomain=www.dailytoreador.com">Texas Tech's</a> student paper, a law student questions the legality of Turnitin's practice of acquring for free and storing entire student essays.</p> Ethics General Intellectual Property Tue, 04 Apr 2006 09:24:50 -0400 Irish unis unite to fight plagiarism http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/310 <p>According to the <a href="http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2091-2092944,00.html">Sunday Times</a></p> <blockquote><p> Academics from seven [Irish] universities will meet to review the current rules and to consider introducing a tougher standardised system to tackle the problem. </p></blockquote> Ethics General Mon, 20 Mar 2006 15:44:01 -0500 WSU to monitor plagiarism offenders http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/309 <p><a href="http://www.wsusignpost.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/03/20/441ee5ad0d8f4">Weber State University</a> plans to monitor plagiarism cases to identify repeat offenders.</p> Ethics General General Mon, 20 Mar 2006 15:43:15 -0500 Plagiarism plagues Chinese unis http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/308 <p>According to the <a href="http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/front/archives/2006/03/16/2003297586">Taipei Times</a></p> <blockquote><p> Plagiarism is rampant at Chinese universities as academics are pushed to publish or perish, with their schools often covering up for them, state media said yesterday.</p> <p>A recent survey of 160 doctorate holders found 60 percent had copied the work of others and the same percentage had paid in order to be published in academic journals, the <a href"http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2006-03/15/content_536821.htm">China Daily</a> reported. </p></blockquote> Ethics Thu, 16 Mar 2006 08:57:45 -0500 Minority of British uni students plagiarize http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/307 <blockquote><p>In a poll of 1,022 undergraduates at 119 institutions by The Times Higher Education Supplement, one in six admitted they had copied from friends.</blockqoute>. </p> <p /> See <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/4810522.stm">BBC News</a> for full story. See also <a href="http://www.inthenews.co.uk/news/news/education/third-students-admit-plagiarism-$326600.htm">News.co.uk</a>.</p> Ethics Thu, 16 Mar 2006 08:49:21 -0500 Plagiarism @ Oxford http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/306 <p>According to the university's <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/4804734.stm">senior proctor</a>, "extensive copying of work would undermine the value of an Oxford degree. . . . Writing in Oxford Magazine, an in-house publication, Professor Grafen blamed schools for creating a culture of work 'cobbled together from the internet'."</p> <p>This story has been widely and variously picked up by the press. See also <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/03/14/nplag14.xml&amp;sSheet=/portal/2006/03/14/ixportal.html">The Telegraph</a>, <a href="">Times of India</a>, <a href=""> <a href=""> <a href="http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/news/story/0,,1731423,00.html">Guardian</a>.</p> Ethics General Thu, 16 Mar 2006 08:32:32 -0500 Mt St Vincent University bans detection software http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/305 <p>The University Senate at <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/ns/story/ns-msvu-plagiarism20060308.html">MSVU </a>in Nova Scotia has agreed to ban "all plagiarism detection software as of May."</p> Ethics Intellectual Property Turnitin - Universities Wed, 08 Mar 2006 13:30:12 -0500 'Does plagiarism matter?' http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/303 <p>Jonathan Wolff muses on plagiarism in <a href="http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/comment/story/0,,1714001,00.html">The Guardian</a>.</p> Ethics General General General Tue, 21 Feb 2006 10:57:39 -0500 NPR revisits 'Cut and paste plagiarism' http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/300 <blockquote><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5205929&amp;ft=1&amp;f=5">Talk of the Nation</a>: Every writer, student and scholar is supposed to give credit, where credit's due, but it's easier and easier to steal. The Internet gives everyone access to enormous amounts of material, and reproduction is a lot faster than research. Guests on the program discuss the plague of plagiarism. (Guests: Donald McCabe, John Barrie, Michael Williams.)</p></blockquote> Ethics General Tue, 14 Feb 2006 19:18:06 -0500 MTU to reduce penalty for academic dishonesty http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/297 <p><a href="http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=4394847&amp;nav=0RbQ">Michigan Technical University</a> is considering that the punishment for a second offense of academic dishonesty be changed. The director of student judicial affairs, Patricia Gotschalk, has recommended "the minimum punishment to be a grade reduction in the course instead of automatically failing the course. . . . Gotschalk says some professors may be reluctant to report cases of academic dishonesty if they believe the student's punishment will be too harsh."</p> Ethics Mon, 23 Jan 2006 20:03:48 -0500 Increase in cheating @ Oregon attributed to vigilance http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/296 <p>At <a href="http://www.dailyemerald.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/01/23/43d49d5a3fd0d">U of Oregon</a> "reported violations of academic dishonesty have increased 184 percent in the past two years, rising from 57 to 162 incidents." This increase is attributed to a wider participation in "the Student Judicial Affairs process."</p> Ethics General Mon, 23 Jan 2006 09:36:34 -0500 Plagiarism won't go away in Australia http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/295 <p>Plagiarism, especially among fee-paying international students, still a problem for <a hfef="http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,17863756%255E2862,00.html">Australian universities</a>.</p> Ethics General Thu, 19 Jan 2006 11:07:49 -0500 Alternatives to academic dishonesty http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/292 <p><a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-jacoby23nov23,0,1069657.story?coll=la-news-comment-opinions">Russell Jacoby</a> considers how the "jargon of choice . . . corrodes academic freedom."</p> Ethics General Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:10:18 -0500