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					     Student Academic Honesty

               Panel Discussion
      sponsored by the Faculty Senate and
               Provost’s Office

                    Plattsburgh State University
                        November 15, 2004

November 15, 2004      Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian
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November 15, 2004   Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian
       You should know that…

   It is a big issue; here and
          internationally.
 Some tested strategies do work.
Some Plattsburgh faculty have great
           ideas to share.

November 15, 2004   Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian
               Statistics: How much?
 Almost 80% of college students admit to
  cheating.

 36% of undergraduates have admitted to
  plagiarizing.

 58.3% of high school students let
  someone else copy their work in 1969,
  and 97.5% did so in 1989.
 Source: a variety of surveys and polls listed on the
   Plagiarism.org web site
November 15, 2004   Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian
          Institutional Approaches
Consider institutional strategies such as
      Honor codes
      Integrity as part of orientation
      Tracking violations, repeats
      Involving the student judicial process
      College-wide citation style
      Creating a college research and writing
       handbook

November 15, 2004   Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian
      Common Reasons Students
              Cheat
Ignorance
Fear
Poor Time Management
Lack of Interest in Learning
Inconsistent Enforcement
    distilled from http://www.virtualsalt.com/antiplag.htm

November 15, 2004   Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian
November 15, 2004   Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian
                            Teach
Provide and reinforce foundational
 introductory research skills as in Jeff
    Hornibrook’s research assignment.

http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/jeff.ho
 rnibrook/history1811999f/libr.htm


November 15, 2004   Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian
                           Guide

Reinforce the sequential nature of
 research and set mid-point deadlines as in
    Lynda Ames’ paper requirement in Soc 497,
    with a library session, annotated bibliography,
    draft due date and then final paper.

http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/lynda.ames/Intern
 s/Intern.htm

November 15, 2004   Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian
                          Inform

Educate students with detailed
 information about your cheating policy as
    in Lonnie Fairchild’s CSC221...more than just
    saying don't cheat she tells them exactly what
    she means.

http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/lonnie.fairc
 hild/CSC221F03/Default.htm

November 15, 2004   Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian
                     Summary
Lots of dishonesty. Almost 80% of college
 students admit to cheating at least once.
Some tested strategies. Policies,
 Education, Enforcement, Tracking.
Some local examples. Teach, Design
 Assignments, Inform.
Question: How’s it all actually working?

November 15, 2004   Holly Heller-Ross, Associate Librarian

				
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