Turnitin Plagiarism Education Week

Turnitin is partnering with premier experts, educators, and organizations to bring you a full week of plagiarism education and awareness. Our goal is to help educators foster an understanding among their students that Originality Matters.

Each day, we’ll have a new live webcast progressively covering key topics on plagiarism education and academic integrity. All webcasts will be available live and on-demand shortly afterwards.During this week, Turnitin is partnering with The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI), The School for Ethical Education (SEE), and Plagiarism Today to present a series of free, live webcasts that delve into key issues each day of the week. Attendees will also receive additional resources to help them continue the dialogue in their classrooms and at their institutions.

Monday, April 22: Causes of Plagiarism
Plagiarism and cheating among students occur for a variety of specific reasons – you’ve likely come across more than a few by now. But at the core, plagiarism breaks down to three root motivations according to educational psychologist, Jason Stephens – students are under pressure, under-interested, or unable.

Webcast: Students and Plagiarism: Exploring the Disconnect Between Morals and Behavior
Jason Stephens, Educational Psychologist at University of Connecticut

Tuesday, April 23: Types of Plagiarism

From a forgotten footnote to wholesale copy-and-pasting, plagiarism rears its head in a variety of forms and with varied intent. It is important to identify and understand the various types of plagiarism, knowing that it’s never black and white but a spectrum.

Webcast: Plagiarism Spectrum Drill Down
Renee Swensen, Professor of English at Saddleback College

Wednesday, April 24: Responses to Plagiarism

Most instructors seem to respond to plagiarism in their own way that typically can include elements of education, sanctions, and at times ignorance. With appropriate response to the type and intent of the act, and in being considerate and consistent with academic policies, instructors can be more successful in addressing plagiarism.

Webcast: Responding to Plagiarism: Lesson Plans and Strategies
Lynn Lampert, Chair of Reference & Instructional Services at California State University Northridge

Thursday, April 25: Approaches to Plagiarism

Programmatically addressing plagiarism education and its consequences is important in presenting a unified message and process across the school or institution.

Webcast: Policy to Practice: Developing Effective Academic Integrity Policies
Teddi Fishman, Director at International Center for Academic Integrity

Friday, April 26: Originality and Creativity

Originality and creativity go hand-in-hand. While originality consists of the production of new ideas, creativity is the useful and worthwhile application of these new ideas. On Friday, we’ll explore this concept of originality and creativity, and to that end we’ll announce the winner of the “Originality Matters” poster contest.

Webcast: Teaching Originality, Creativity, and Critical Thinking
Kelly McBride, Senior Faculty, Ethics, Reporting and Writing at Poynter