Avoiding, detecting, and dealing with plagiarism

Date Released: 11 February 2016

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 that their students plagiarize but the reality is that for a variety of reasons, some students may be tempted to do so.

At the next UCITE session, we will look at how to deal with this unpleasant issue. The best option is of course to prevent it from happening at all and this 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, then learning about the tools to detect it. And if your fears are confirmed, what you should do then.

We will be joined by Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Nancy Dilulio, Greg Lee, Assistant Professor of EECS and Hee-Seung Kang, from the English Department and Director of the SAGES ESL Program.

Please join us for this discussion from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen building (at the corner of Adelbert and Euclid).

Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at this session. To help us estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend this session by replying to this email or sending a message to ucite@case.edu.