JISC's inaugural conference on plagiarism

The conference, "Plagiarism, Prevention, Practice and Policy," 28-30 June 2004, St. James Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is dedicated to exploring "innovative practice in dealing with the complex issues surrounding plagiarism."

Epidemic revisited

Citing Donald McCabe's survey, U of New Mexico sees local and national increase in plagiarism. Mercury News in turn reports that it's not clear if more people are cheating or more people are getting caught. U of Washington notes a drop in plagiarism cases. Faculty there emphasize instruction to discourage inadvertent plagiarism.

Academic honesty initiatives @ Bentley

The student newspaper at Bentley College has published a summary of college's efforts to promote academic honesty.

Men cheat more than women?

A recent survey conducted by the University of Arizona suggests men cheat more than women.

To Turnitin or not to Turnitin

Minnesota State University at Moorehead has subscribed to Turnitin. This decision has raised serious questions by students concerned about the services's potential abuse of their intellectual property rights.

Tenured professor center of plagiarism investigation

A tenured math professor at Penn State, Wilkes Barre, disputes university allegations that he plagiarized. Professor Mohamad Nouri has set up a website to defend himself against the accusations.

Changes in academic honesty system @ Bentley

Two student organizations have suggested ways to improve student ethics and social responsibility at Bentley College.

Engineering students most likely to cheat

Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Cheating Among Engineering Undergraduate Students (PACES) have surveyed students in the US and overseas and have found that 60-90% of engineering students admit to cheating.

U of Victoria conducts survey of academic misconduct

A recent survey at the University of Victoria, BC, has reinforced the view that there's a need for educating students and instructors on academic integrity.
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