the code: How faculty and TAs can promote academic honesty
7, 3 p.m., Newcomb Hall
digital age brings with it digital methods of plagiarism and perhaps
a newfound ease in appropriating others words and ideas
what NYU professor Robert Boynton called the Napsterization
of knowledge in a recent Washington Post article. Marva Barnett,
director of the Teaching Resource Center, and Bill McAllister,
the centers faculty consultant, will discuss how faculty
and TAs can promote academic honesty in their Sept. 7 presentation,
sponsored by the Teaching
Resource Center. Faculty can make a difference by dealing
with this issue openly and instituting measures that encourage
students to learn rather than borrow, they say.
that scholars are responsible for upholding and transmitting the
values of academic integrity, the speakers will outline techniques
for fostering a classroom atmosphere that reflects that integrity.
Participants will compare their understanding of what constitutes
cheating. They will then consider both methods for educating students
about plagiarism and preventive measures to reduce cheating. This
session will also alert participants to Web sites, software programs
and services that can assist in discovering plagiarism and cheating.
information, call 982-2850.