]> Plagiarism Resource Site - General http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=taxonomy/term/14/0 en Decrease in cheating @ Duke http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/321 <p>A recent survey attributes decrease in cheating to <a href+"http://www.heraldsun.com/durham/4-771655.html">Duke University's</a> honor code, which was introduced in 2003. </p> <blockquote><p> The latest figures, gathered last fall from more than 2,000 students and 300 faculty members, show a drop in plagiarism from 38 percent in 2000 to 26 percent last year, while unauthorized collaboration -- students working together when individual work was required -- dropped from 45 percent to 29 percent. </p></blockquote> General Honor Codes Fri, 22 Sep 2006 10:32:34 -0400 Cryptomnesia http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/315 <p>"In recent years, psychology researchers . . . have begun to experiment with the phenomenon of unconscious plagiarism, which they call 'cryptomnesia.'" See <a href="http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060503/LIFESTYLE03/605030314/1040">Detroit News</a>.</p> General Thu, 04 May 2006 21:21:51 -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 @ 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 '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 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 A short history of plagiarism http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/291 <p>Stephen Moss provides a short and borrowed overview of plagiarism in <a href="http://books.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,16488,1648818,00.html#article_continue">The Guardian</a>.</p> General General Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:07:18 -0500 Kearns Goodwin redux http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/285 <a href="http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/68">Doris Kearns Goodwin's</a> forthcoming book provides an occasion for <a href="http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2005/10/06/doris_kearns_goodwins_second_act/">Boston Globe</a> columnist to revisit her story. General General Thu, 06 Oct 2005 09:08:18 -0400 Academic cheating: national trends http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/276 In a recent address at Chico State Univeristy, <a href="http://www.chicoer.com/local_news/ci_3054298">Donald McCabe</a> summed up cheating among undergradates as follows: . . .about 20 percent of all students are dedicated cheats and they will act dishonestly whenever the opportunity presents itself. Another 10 percent will never cheat, regardless of circumstances. The remaining 70 percent are the students who can be reached and influenced. Ethics General Fri, 23 Sep 2005 11:00:57 -0400 Declining academic standards @ Glasgow http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/275 "The annual course monitoring report (ACMR) by members of <a href="http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1959942005">Glasgow University</a>'s faculty of arts" has identified widespread illiteracy and cheating among undergraduates. General Fri, 23 Sep 2005 10:51:41 -0400 Academic dishonesty @ Duke http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/272 Occurrences of academic dishonesty have decreased at <a href="http://www.chronicle.duke.edu/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/09/07/431ecde0a144f">Duke</a>: Twenty-one students were charged with academic dishonesty during the Spring 2005 semester—a decrease from 25 students the previous fall and 33 students the spring before. Eighteen students were found guilty of the charges, and one case is still pending. Occurrences of plagiarism, however, have remained consistent: "Since Fall 2004, the number of plagiarism charges has remained almost constant, varying by only one ca Ethics General Wed, 07 Sep 2005 13:19:02 -0400 Plagiarism on the rise @ Nebraska, Lincoln http://leeds.bates.edu/cbb/?q=node/271 Officials at the <a href="http://www.dailynebraskan.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/08/31/431544e13ac13">University of Nebraska-Lincoln</a> say they have noticed an increase in plagiarism reports over the past few years because of an increased ability to catch it and the lack of plagiarism education among undergraduate students. General Fri, 02 Sep 2005 15:22:30 -0400