CTE Teaching Tip of the Week: Clearing the air around academic dishonesty

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Students sometimes struggle to differentiate between legitimate collaboration and academic dishonesty, or are unclear just what constitutes plagiarism. As faculty, we need to explain the seriousness of academic dishonesty and provide clear examples of cheating, fabrication, and plagiarism in the context of our classes and assignments. For example, explain collaboration vs inappropriate assistance in an assignment, or discuss paraphrasing, quotation, and citations in scholarly papers. Staff at the Student Honor Council can also help, coming to your class and giving presentations specific to your field (http://www.shc.umd.edu/shc/RequestAIPresentation.aspx). To learn more about types of academic dishonesty, turn to the UMD guidelines: http://www.testudo.umd.edu/soc/dishonesty.html.

For more information, contact:
Michael Koliska
+1 301 405 2399

cte.umd.edu




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