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Cheating 101: Combating Internet Plagiarism. Margaret Fain Peggy Bates Oct. 23, 2003. http://www.coastal.edu/library/papermil.htm. Current State of Plagiarism. 1999—10% of college students admit to “cut & paste” plagiarism. 2001—41% of college students admit to “cut & paste plagiarism.

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cheating 101 combating internet plagiarism

Cheating 101:Combating Internet Plagiarism

Margaret Fain

Peggy Bates

Oct. 23, 2003

http://www.coastal.edu/library/papermil.htm

current state of plagiarism
Current State of Plagiarism
  • 1999—10% of college students admit to “cut & paste” plagiarism.
  • 2001—41% of college students admit to “cut & paste plagiarism.

Source: Center for Academic Integrity, 2003

2000 01 h s students
2000/01 H.S. students
  • 74% -- admit serious test cheating.
  • 72% -- admit serious cheating on writing assignments.
  • 50% -- admit some level of plagiarism on writing assignments using the Internet.

Source: Center for Academic Integrity, 2003

does your community cheat
Does Your Community Cheat?
  • UVA, 45 students expelled, 3 graduate degrees revoked.
  • Piper H.S, Kansas: nine teachers, principal and school superintendent resign, three board members resign.
  • NYC, Salt Lake City, Roswell (NM), Sedalia (MO), Myrtle Beach (SC) –reporters fired for plagiarism.
intellectual property
Intellectual Property?
  • No awareness of intellectual property.
  • Everything on Internet is “free”.
  • Internet belongs to everyone.
how does your institution rate
How Does Your Institution Rate?
  • Honor Code a cornerstone of institution, school wide enforcement.
  • Plagiarism mentioned in student handbook. Penalties up to faculty.
  • It’s happening, but there are no penalties.
  • Plagiarism is a problem?
raise awareness
Raise Awareness
  • Publish articles.
  • Establish web sites.
  • Offer workshops.
  • Inform patrons.
publish articles
Publish Articles
  • Local newspapers.
  • Campus newspapers.
  • Newsletters.
  • Internal publications, print and web.
establish web sites
Establish Web Sites
  • Describe what plagiarism is.
  • Document institution’s response.
  • Link to other sites.
  • Provide guidance for teachers, parents, students, etc.
offer workshops
Offer Workshops
  • Open forums for peers.
  • Documentation for students/parents.
  • Plagiarism detection/prevention for teachers/faculty.
inform patrons
Inform Patrons
  • One on one.
  • Posters.
  • Brochures, handouts, flyers.
  • Public Service Announcements.
we can also
We Can Also:
  • Assist in locating suspect papers and report findings.
  • Assist patrons to locate and document appropriate information.
  • Create partnerships with other libraries.
  • Educate teachers/faculty.
summary
Summary
  • Be proactive.
  • Be enthusiastic.
  • Create partnerships.
resources
Resources:
  • Cheating 101 http://www.coastal.edu/library/papermil.htm
  • Center for Academic Integrity http://www.academicintegrity.org/
  • Plagiarism http://www.web-miner.com/plagiarism