The Dean of Students Office, in partnership with The THINK TANK, is pleased to offer a workshop that faculty can use as a sanction when working with students who are found responsible for committing plagiarism. This workshop will mimic the “diversion” program for the Student Code of Conduct.
About the workshop
The workshop is a single 3 hour session that covers technical aspects of citation and paraphrasing; and research tools available throught UA Libraries.
The curriculum of this workshop is relevant to the various forms of plagiarism and is a good option for students who mix their own thoughts with the words of others, submit papers that are not their own or purchased online, and those who need assistance with proper citation methods.
How does this work?
Faculty should complete the Faculty/Student Conference as normal during the academic integrity hearing process. Faculty members may still assign traditional sanctions, such as loss of credit for the work involved or a failing grade on the assignment, in addition to the workshop. The workshop may also be assigned as a stand-alone sanction. The educational workshop is available for selection on the Faculty/Student Conference Form
One of the more effective ways for faculty to use the Plagiarism Workshop, is to create an incentive for students' completion of the workshop. For example, rather than sanctioning students with a failing grade for the course, an instructor could issue the following:
Ima Student will receive an overall grade of Incomplete ("I") until she completes the plagiarism workshop.
If Wilma Wildcat successfully completes the plagiarism workshop by November 30th, the sanction will be loss of credit for work involved. If the workshop is not completed by November 30th, the sanction will be failing grade in the course.
If Wilbur Wildcat successfully completes the plagiarism workshop by March 15th, the sanction will be a failing grade on the assignment. If the workshop is not completed by March 15th, the sanction will be reduction in course grade.
Once the Faculty/Student Conference Form is received by the Dean of Students Office, we will contact the student to register for the workshop. Students must complete the workshop within the time frame indicated by the instructor/faculty. Students who do not complete the sanction within the time allotted may be subject to a Code of Conduct violation for non-compliance with the request of a University official.
Students will be assessed an $30 program cost for attending the workshop. The program cost covers the administrative costs of facilitating the workshop.