08 October 2009

Plagiarism Policies in Higher Ed

For an international perspective on plagiarism by students, see the JISC research report on how the matter is handled at higher ed institutions in the UK. An investigation into plagiarism policies uncovered 25 different penalties across 153 institutions. Common ground: 99% include the possibility of expulsion.

Similar range of penalties and policies exist in U.S. schools. Among the more informally written is this phrase from the Rutgers explanation of consequences: "University policy will kick in, regardless of the feelings of either the students or the instructor."

© 2009 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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