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College Cheating and Plagiarism

Dealing with Cheating and Plagiarism

Description

What can faculty and other instructors do to promote academic integrity at the University of South Carolina? Including the university’s honor code in your written syllabus, and articulating potential consequences for violations, are the first steps. This seminar examines current issues of cheating and plagiarism on campus, including strategies used by students. There is a discussion of how to prevent academic dishonesty, as well as how to confront students who may have engaged in cheating behavior. The university’s honor code, which describes the procedures to resolve academic dishonesty and possible sanctions, will be reviewed. Remember that by preventing cheating, we encourage learning and make our teaching more enjoyable.

About the Facilitator

Kelly Eifert is the Director of Academic Integrity at the University of South Carolina. She has worked in the student affairs field for 12 years, 9 of those in student conduct. She received her Master of Education in Student Personnel Services from the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational administration.