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The Plagiarism Blog

Keeping Current on Plagiarism, Cheating & Academic Integrity by Susan Herzog, Information Literacy Librarian, Eastern Connecticut State University

The May/June 2004 issue of Change, The Magazine of Higher Learning has 2 good articles on Plagiarism:

1. Ten (Updated) Principles of Academic Integrity: How Faculty Can Foster Student Honesty by Donald McCabe and Gary Pavela

"Several years of conversations with students and faculty about how best to promote academic integrity led to revising 10 principles to address ethical issues in light of the Internet Age."

2. Confronting Plagiarism: How Conventional Teaching Invites Cyber-cheating by Arthur Sterngold

"Along with continuing technological advances, digital cheating is on the rise and faculty need new methods for not only deterring plagiarism, but for strengthening students' research and writing skills as well."

Change is available full-text via EBSCO(Academic Search Premier) and via Gale (Expanded Academic ASAP and InfoTrac OneFile) as well as in most academic libraries.

British Student Says University Was Negligent for Not Stopping His Plagiarism by Aisha Labi, The Chronicle of Higher Education 06/04/2004

"A British student who has plagiarized throughout his undergraduate career is threatening to sue his university for negligence for failing to inform him that such conduct is against the rules." The article is available to Chronicle subscribers only.

Lecturer Shocked by Plagiarism Decides to Find Out the Reasons by Jenny Rees, The Western Mail, June 5, 2004

"A Welsh academic was so shocked at the levels of plagiarism in his classes he set up a study to look into the problem. In one year group it was discovered that 60% of the students were guilty of plagiarism because their workload was so heavy, said Dr Mike Reddy, of the University of Glamorgan's Centre for Astronomy and Science Education. But rather than dismissing them instantly and branding their actions as criminal, he invited the students to explain the problems they were encountering."