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Plagiarism: User-friendly Strategies That Address Academic Dishonesty
December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
In the 21st Century, academic dishonesty, plagiarism and other forms of cheating, are major problems that seem to be flourishing in higher education. We know that academic dishonesty undermines student learning and even institutional integrity, but it is also really stressful for the students, teachers, and administrators who have to confront and deal with it.
Our goal in the webinar will be to address the fact that there are widely varying ideas about what constitutes academic dishonesty among faculty and administrators. We will assess and share our definitions of academic dishonesty and consider how the differences and grey areas can be problematic. With the goal of preventing cheating from happening in the first place, we will explore two interrelated issues: why students cheat and how course design and classroom management strategies can promote or prevent cheating. Lastly, we will share strategies for detecting cheating when it happens—as well as—share with students the consequences.
- Assess ones definitions of cheating and plagiarism
- Compare and contrast cheating and plagiarism views with fellow participants
- Explore the motivations students have for cheating
- Examine and evaluate how various assignment types and classroom management strategies can promote or hinder academic dishonesty
- Design assignments to minimize cheating and plagiarism
- Generate ideas for discussing academic honesty with students
- Address cheating in ways that best promote student and faculty success
- Share techniques how to prevent and deal with academic dishonesty
Who should attend and participate?
Deans/Department Chairs and Developmental Educators
Faculty (full and part-time)/First Year Experience Coordinators/Retention Specialists
Learning Resource Centers/Tutors
Student Affairs/Two Year and Four Year Higher Educational Institutions