Helping Students Prevent Plagiarism: Hacks, Tips, and Resources
Discovering that a student has plagiarized a writing assignment can be demoralizing for both the faculty member and the student. However, there are steps that faculty can take to prevent plagiarism. In this interactive workshop, we will identify best practices designed to decrease plagiarism, such as updating writing assignments and developing in-class discussions and activities on ethical citation practices. We will also detail effective pedagogical uses of plagiarism detection software that not only help the student but also mitigate anxiety about accidental plagiarism.
This is a Zoom workshop.
Follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on planned workshops, special events, and faculty book groups as well as highlighted articles that may be of interest to you.
If you're unable to attend a scheduled workshop, we typically record them and make them available via our YouTube channel.
If you're looking for some just-in-time training or want to dig a little deeper into a specific topic of interest, MTSU subscribes to both Teaching Professor ("reflects the changing needs of today's college faculty and the students they teach") and Academic Leader ("reflects the evolving needs of academic deans, department chairs and heads, program directors, and others with leadership responsibilities") online publications. If attempting to access either publication off-campus, you'll be asked to enter your MTSU credentials.
If you have an idea for a potential future workshop, please feel free to send your suggestions to Dr. Lando Carter.