Trying To Keep Students Honest at Universities
SJSU Attempts To Heighten Sense Of Ethics On Campus
by Becky Bartindale
"Annette Nellen had her most personal encounter with plagiarism last year after doing a Google search. The San Jose State University tax professor pulled up an award-winning student paper from a New York University Web site and -- surprise! -- she had written it two years before for a law conference.
Her experience shows how the Internet has heightened both challenges and opportunities for inhabitants of universities. For Nellen, the Web provides a chance to share research with students and colleagues around the world. But for students who either don't know how to write an academic paper or want a quick fix, it offers nearly limitless opportunities to steal other people's work."