Academic cheating: national trends

In a recent address at Chico State Univeristy, Donald McCabe 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.

Declining academic standards @ Glasgow

"The annual course monitoring report (ACMR) by members of Glasgow University's faculty of arts" has identified widespread illiteracy and cheating among undergraduates.

U Mich Conference

The University of Michigan's Gayle Morris Sweetland Writing Center will host a national conference Sept. 23-25 to explore the inter-related issues of originality, imitation and plagiarism for students, scholars, journalists and readers.

Avoiding Plagiarism: A tutorial

This plagiarism tutorial developed by Duke University's Libraries includes sections on how and what to cite.

Academic dishonesty @ Duke

Occurrences of academic dishonesty have decreased at Duke: 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

Plagiarism on the rise @ Nebraska, Lincoln

Officials at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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.

UCO subscribes to Turnitin

University of Central Oklahoma has decided to subscribe to Turnitin for one year.

LexisNexis partners with iParadigms

"LexisNexis and iParadigms [the creators of Turnitin] teamed up to create a product called CopyGuard to help detect plagiarism and copyright infringement and protect intellectual property."

Iowa encourages faculty to use Turnitin

The U of Iowa has recently begun to encourage its faculty to use the Turnitin subscription that the university has had for three years.

Plagiarism revisited

American Journalism Review includes an article on the culture-wide problem of plagiarism.