Plagiarism procedures
Sponsored Links
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
1 / 9

Plagiarism Procedures PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

Plagiarism Procedures. Principles of the Revised Arrangements. A framework based upon a series of stages Greater control of process by the department Individual members of staff taking action when there is an allegation of plagiarism at early stages

Download Presentation

Plagiarism Procedures

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript

Plagiarism procedures

Plagiarism Procedures

Principles of the revised arrangements

Principles of the Revised Arrangements

  • A framework based upon a series of stages

  • Greater control of process by the department

  • Individual members of staff taking action when there is an allegation of plagiarism at early stages

  • Provision for a progressive approach in terms of actions and penalties

  • Greater link between the procedures and the University’s plagiarism policy

  • Continued emphasis on the promotion of fairness

  • Emphasis on record keeping

Principal changes compared with previous arrangements

Principal Changes Compared with Previous Arrangements

  • Removal of distinction between minor and major plagiarism

  • Emphasis on supporting and educating students in academic skills in the earlier stages

  • Emphasis on departmental and programme role in investigating allegations of plagiarism

  • Special arrangements for first year undergraduate students

  • A move from automatically holding panels

Principal changes compared with previous arrangements1

Principal Changes Compared with Previous Arrangements

  • Greater flexibility in the application of penalties at the departmental and faculty stage

  • Removal of recourse to Plagiarism Review Panel - student would make representations solely through the Academic Appeals process

  • Removal of “Student Declaration Form” at the end of a plagiarism process – this is not a declaration that there is no plagiarism in a piece of work

  • Removal of the requirement to offer a preliminary meeting

A staged approach

A Staged Approach

  • A four -staged approach to investigation and imposition of penalties

  • No matter where students were in their studies, the investigation would be undertaken in sequence

  • If a student in the third year of the undergraduate programme faced allegations of plagiarism for the first time, Stage 1 would apply

  • The stages entail a progressive increase in the penalties

  • Option of a referral from Stages 1 and 2 to a Faculty Panel where there is a prima facie case of gross misconduct

Stage 0 first year undergraduate

Stage 0 – First Year Undergraduate

  • Applies only to the first year of the undergraduate programme or below

  • Special provision for providing advice without the application of penalties

  • Intention is to explore with the student the nature of the alleged plagiarism and how it came about

  • Advice normally be provided by the person marking the work – but process controlled by programme/scheme director

  • Applicable on two occasions

Stage 1 module level

Stage 1 – Module Level

  • Investigation at the module level

  • Instigated by programme director

  • Investigation carried out by one academic; tutors from other departments within faculty may occasionally be engaged

  • Although the primary purpose is disciplinary, there will be some emphasis on providing support, so

  • ... application of penalties and support for the student

  • Applies irrespective of level of study – includes taught masters, but not research degrees

  • Finding might be to refer to a Faculty Panel

Stage 2 departmental level

Stage 2 – Departmental Level

  • Instigated by head of department

  • Investigation by two academics, but with option of three members of staff depending on the nature of the plagiarism and the circumstances

  • Investigate allegations, and where substantiated determine the appropriate punishment and recommend further remedial measures

Stage 3 faculty level

Stage 3 – Faculty Level

  • Investigation undertaken by a panel of three

  • Normally undertaken when previous interventions at Stage 1 and Stage 2 failed to prevent further breaches

  • Reviews gross misconduct

  • Harsher penalties likely to be imposed, including recommendation the student be required to withdraw from the programme

  • Once at Stage 3, further breeches investigated at Stage 3

  • Engagement of Registry

  • Login