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Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism:Tips for Faculty

The faculty website, Preventing and Detecting Plagiarism: Tips for Faculty, offers faculty some ideas on why it happens, how to prevent it, and how to recognize it when it does. Contents showcased on this website have been presented to faculty each semester in a variety of customized workshops, and as a result, many professors have linked their syllabi directly to this webpage. Tips on preventing plagiarism are outlined and then followed by some highlighted paragraphs depicting various examples of the forms plagiarism can take in assignments. On detecting plagiarism, faculty is presented with some ways they can detect plagiarism themselves and how they can collaborate with the librarian to find proof of plagiarism. Faculty are then offered some suggested steps they could take when they suspect plagiarism. A mention is made of the process involved in determining whether or not the infringement is deemed unintentional or intentional. Resources to consult round out the site always keeping in mind that the faculty establish the ground rules in their classes and negotiate with students when they feel these rules have been violated. My experience at Long Island University mirrors those of faculty elsewhere and is reinforced by literature from research studies and other media outlets that include: television, radio, newspapers, etc. Plagiarism, be it intentional or unintentional, is a global problem and one that is not limited to higher education and is now found at the elementary and secondary levels.


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