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After reading your book on the "15 Fixes", we've decided to rewrite our school plagiarism policy. The one we currently have is far too wordy and quite ineffective. Would you have any samples of effective policies? What do you think should be included in such a policy?

2010-02-24
Christa
 

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Schools or districts that I know that have appropriate policies include
• St. Michaels University School, Victoria
• Archbishop MacDonald High School, Edmonton
• Lakeview High School, Battle Creek, MI
• Valparaiso High School, IN
• Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
What do you think should be included in such a policy?
• Clear definitions of cheating and plagiarism
• How students will be assisted to know what they are and aren’t
• Processes to be used when cheating and/or plagiarism are suspected
• Behaviourial and academic consequences for cheating and plagiarism (the
academic/assessment consequence should always be do it again honestly).

 

 

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