With the increased emphasis in college on writing essays, papers and reports, the possibility of plagiarism raises its ugly head. No teacher likes to think their students plagiarize, but the reality is that for a variety of reasons, some students may be tempted to do so.
The next University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education session will look at how to deal with this unpleasant issue. The best option is of course to prevent it from happening at all, which can be done in two ways: by forestalling inadvertent plagiarism by discussing with your students the nature of academic citations, and by designing assignments that make it hard to plagiarize.
But if, despite your best efforts at prevention, you think it may still be happening, there are tools to detect it and best practices for addressing it.
The session, held Thursday, Feb. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Allen Memorial Medical Library’s Herrick Room (use Adelbert Road doors), will feature a discussion with:
Nancy Dilulio, senior associate dean of undergraduate studies;
Greg Lee, assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science; and
Hee-Seung, director of the SAGES English as a Second Language program and instructor of English.
Pizza and sodas will be provided at this session. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.