Plagiarism Education Week 2014 Webcast Sessions

Understanding Plagiarism with Help from Dr. Seuss

Stephen Fox

Psychology Instructor at the University of Hawaii, Maui College

The problem of pupils plagiarizing papers plagues professors pervasively. While students express comprehension, their product is often transgression. We use Seuss to show what writers must know to lessen their teachers' depression.

Student Online Research and Critical Thinking

Wikipedia in Education

Jake Orlowitz

Founder, The Wikipedia Library

For a majority of students, consulting Wikipedia is synonymous with doing academic-related research. Rather than look at the challenge that Wikipedia presents, this address will explore how Wikipedia can be integrated into university courses as a touchpoint--not only for thinking about research, digital literacy, and critical thinking, but also about the reliability of information.

Engaging Arguments

Research and Writing in the Digital Age

Linda D. Friedrich, Ph.D

Director of Research and Evaluation at the National Writing Project

How are teens using of digital tools as they conduct research and write? What skills have they already developed and what are they still learning? To provide a window into these questions, this presentation will provide a quick-paced overview of findings from a survey of 2,000 AP and National Writing Project teachers, conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet in American Life Project.

Harnessing the Power of Choice and "Teachable Moments" in the Development of Integrity

Harnessing the Power of Choice and

Teresa Fishman

Director, International Center for Academic Integrity

Many teachers understandably address plagiarism and cheating as things to be avoided, prevented, and punished, but preventing students from cheating is not the same thing as cultivating integrity. Teddi Fishman discusses recent research on academic integrity and how it may shape honor codes and integrity policies from campus-wide and course-level approaches.

Tweets from the French Revolution?

Using What Students Know to Promote Original Work and Critical Thinking

Daniel Velasco, Ph.D.

Professor, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University

This session will illustrate the power of connecting students to what is familiar in order to create new knowledge and stimulate critical thinking skills. Attendees will be able to apply what they learn in this session to their courses or classes in order to promote effective research techniques, plagiarism-free work, intercultural communication skills, and higher levels of critical thinking.

I Plagiarized My Child's Birth

From Extreme Plagiarism to Contextualized Understanding

Audrey Wick

Professor of English, Blinn College

When a student plagiarized a narrative of the birth of her son, English professor Audrey Wick realized a disconnect: students aren't understanding the risk of non-original writing. Using the pedagogical concept of contextualization, Wick now aims to get her students to understand the larger message that plagiarism sends--and how it affects more than just them.

Glimpsing the Future in the Present

Surveying Trendlines in Education and Technology

Glimpsing the Future in the Present: Surveying Trendlines in Education and Technology

Bryan Alexander

Senior Fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education

Predicting the future of anything is extraordinarily difficult, but there are ways to better prepare ourselves for transformations in education. One is to examine trends in the present and recent past, in order to identify drivers of change to come. Join us for this 45-minute webcast with Bryan Alexander from NITLE as he discusses some of his current research interests in emerging pedagogical forms enabled by mobile technologies, learning processes and outcomes associated with immersive environments, and the digital humanities.

IRAC, Therefore I Write

Dennis Kessinger, J.D., M.A.

Rene Descartes' philosophical epiphany - "Cogito ergo sum" - has a parallel in legal research and, by extension, in all forms of academic research, analysis, and writing. The law student's tool of IRAC (Issue, Rule, Analysis, and Conclusion) can also help undergraduates of any discipline to thrive both analytically and academically.

How to Keep Your Job, Not Lose Your Reputation, Avoid Getting Sued, and Not Kill People

Kelleen Flaherty

Assistant Professor, University of the Sciences

People enter graduate school for a few reasons: preparing to go into academia, preparing for specific types of employment, or advancing in their extant careers (or sometimes changing careers). It’s a given, by the time a student reaches graduate school, that they both know what plagiarism is and would never dare to commit it. Unfortunately, neither is true.

Survival of the Fittest

Adapting Methodologies for Successful Plagiarism Discussions

Survival of the Fittest: Adapting Methodologies for Successful Plagiarism Discussions

Jennifer Schroeder

Assistant Professor of Biology, Millikin University

We often incorrectly assume that students entering into an undergraduate setting have a firm understanding of plagiarism. In this session, we will illustrate ways to incorporate a more in-depth discussion of plagiarism at the beginning of an undergraduate course, and look at how this can be expanded upon for incoming freshman to incorporate exercises where students write, paraphrase, and peer edit their first college research paper.

Plagiarism Education Week 2015 Webcast Sessions

Changing Culture to Promote Integrity: Why Progress Is Possible

Changing Culture to Promote Integrity: Why Progress Is Possible

David Callahan

Author of "The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead"

There is nothing immutable about the cheating culture that now exists in many educational settings worldwide. On the contrary, we know the values of students can be changed when institutions invest in the right strategies. This session will explore key drivers of the cheating culture and outline what it will take to dismantle that culture.

A Student-Centered Culture

Promoting Integrity One Conversation at a Time

A Student-Centered Culture: Promoting Integrity One Conversation at a Time

Michael A. Goodwin

Academic Integrity Coordinator, Kennesaw State University

Through an emphasis on proactive outreach, multi-partial advocates in disciplinary conferences, and by building student-centered academic integrity hearings, students become better equipped to take responsibility for their actions. Learn about the benefits, the implementation process, and the key takeaways of having a student-centered culture at your institution in this session.

Narcissism and Extrinsic Values

Understanding Student Trends that Impact Plagiarism and Cheating

Narcissism and Extrinsic Values: Understanding Student Trends that Impact Plagiarism and Cheating

Jean M. Twenge

Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University

Narcissism, an inflated sense of self, is linked to academic cheating and plagiarism. Narcissism has increased along with related traits such as thinking one is above average, entitlement, inflated expectations, and extrinsic values such as focusing on the outcome of education rather than the process.

Wikipedia in the Classroom

Authority, Trust, and Information Literacy

Wikipedia in the Classroom: Authority, Trust, and Information Literacy

LiAnna Davis

Director of Programs at Wiki Education Foundation

Students use Wikipedia—but have you ever thought of asking them to contribute content to Wikipedia? In this presentation, LiAnna Davis from the Wiki Education Foundation will explain best practices for using Wikipedia as a teaching tool.

Improvisation and Plagiarism

Fostering a Culture of Creativity

Improvisation and Plagiarism: Fostering a Culture of Creativity

Teresa Fishman

Director, International Center for Academic Integrity

For many teachers and students, the discussion of plagiarism centers on the do’s and dont’s and the consequences for violating integrity policies. Instead of solely focusing on this negative classroom dynamic, Teresa "Teddi" Fishman is encouraging a more positive approach—one that elevates a student’s view of creativity and original thought.

The Cultural Implications of Contract Cheating

Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant

Director of Academic Integrity, UC San Diego

With the globalization and commodification of higher education, contract cheating has become big business and is quickly embedding itself within the education culture and dramatically altering institutional cultures across the globe. This session will explore the cultural implications of contract cheating.

Decisions on Deadline

A 21st Century Gaming Approach to Teach Plagiarism and Ethics

Decisions on Deadline: A 21st Century Gaming Approach to Teach Plagiarism and Ethics

Samantha Grant

Filmmaker, Journalist, and Educator

Decisions on Deadline: A 21st Century Gaming Approach to Teach Plagiarism and Ethics

Brittney Shepard

Independent Filmmaker

Join Samantha Grant and Brittney Shepherd, the award-winning filmmakers of A Fragile Trust and creators of Decisions on Deadline, as they share a game that combines journalism, ethics, and student choices.

Create/Lead/Culture

Integrity Strategies for Students

Create/Lead/Culture: Integrity Strategies for Students

David Callahan

Author of "The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead"

Create/Lead/Culture: Integrity Strategies for Students

Jennifer Schroeder

Associate Professor of Biology, Milliken University

The pressures of competition and peer culture can certainly stand in the way of students who want to have successful–and honest–academic careers. Join guest panelists David Callahan, David Wangaard, Jennifer Schroeder and Stephen Kuntz they discuss practical strategies students and schools can use to build a culture of academic integrity.