PULLMAN, Wash. – To enhance academic integrity, faculty are encouraged to use SafeAssign, a tool within Blackboard that can prevent plagiarism and help teach students how to attribute sources. SafeAssign replaces Turnitin, which will expire on July 31.
PULLMAN – A step-by-step guide for faculty on implementing WSU’s academic integrity policy in the classroom is available ONLINE @ www.conduct.wsu.edu by clicking on “Resources” and then “Information for Faculty.” “Follow this to the letter and it will help you immensely,” said Chris Wuthrich, associate director of the Office of Student Conduct, who handed […]
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According to a national study, the primary reason master’s of business administration (MBA) graduate students are cheating is peer influence. Ken Butterfield, WSU associate professor of management and operations, conducted a benchmark study on ethics and cheating with colleagues from Rutgers University and Penn State. Their research concluded that 56 percent of graduate business students […]
Plagiarism isn’t new, but the Internet has made it easier, and WSU — like universities everywhere — is struggling with how to deal with it. An Academic Integrity Code has been three years in the making and is likely to take a bit longer. A draft code is expected to come before the Faculty Senate […]
Plagiarism and cheating — two thorny problems challenging universities nationwide — are among the issues to be tackled by a new Faculty Senate task force. Washington State University’s Faculty Senate recently appointed a task force on academic integrity and assigned it to study: • developing an academic integrity code • helping plan education and prevention […]