Cheating and Plagiarism

CIL Faculty Seminar Series
Cheating and Plagiarism in the New Age of Texting, Tweeting, Googling and Mash-Ups: Guidance for How to Respond to This Pervasive Higher Education Problem

Are you seeking step-by-step guidance to ensure that your academic integrity policies can keep up with today’s challenges? Please join the Center for Innovative Learning and Dr. Jim Castagnera for an informative session on these topics. Dr. Castagnera is highly experienced in issues of academic integrity, being the long-time chair of Rider’s Academic Integrity Committee as well as the school’s responsible official for research integrity.

The sub-culture of cheating remains the most pervasive problem confronting institutions of higher learning today. A 2012 survey of 23,000 students revealed that 51% of college students admitted cheating on an exam and/or other assessment one or more times during the preceding academic year. Common methods of cheating included:

  • Downloading papers from the Internet.
  • Using a smart phone to browse the Net during a test.
  • Texting answers back and forth.
  • Saving notes on a phone for use during a test.
  • Photographing test papers for posting on line.
  • Hiring a surrogate to take an online test.
  • Cutting and pasting materials from websites.

Join us August 16, 2016, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM, LIB 400. Lunch is provided for those who register below.