Faculty Affairs puts together avoiding plagiarism module
The Lewis-Clark State College Faculty Affairs Committee continues to make a difference in striving for academic integrity in education.
Last year, the committee worked closely with Library Services, particularly Barbara Barnes and Lynne Bidwell, with the goal of providing academic integrity resources and a heightened level of plagiarism education to the LCSC learning community in partnership with Dean Andy Hanson and Kristy Roberts from Distance Learning.
Brian L. Christenson, an assistant professor in Social Work and Faculty Senate Chair, says the hard work of the group has paid off. The committe has put together an information literacy module, “Avoiding Plagiarism,” that has been incorporated into the Student Development Orientation Courses as a standard of practice.
Each student is required to complete the module and pass a blackboard quiz designed by Barbara Barnes.
Furthermore, the literacy module has been published as a “best practice” example in the book, “The Plagiarism Plaque."
"Please take a moment to congratulate Barbara Barnes on her accomplishments," Christenson said.
A copy of the book can be found in the library catalog. The information literacy module can be previewed at: http://www.lcsc.edu/library/ILI/Module_2A/Welcome.htm
Additionally, Christenson said Professor Lynne Bidwell has been working diligently to bring more academic integrity resources to the library. She has done a superb job and has created and posted a bibliography of resources including books, education videos, and direct links to journal articles. The bibliography can be found at: http://www.lcsc.edu/faculty/plagiarism_bibliography.htm
Additional academic integrity resources for faculty and administration, including a direct link to the academic integrity PowerPoint presentation from last year’s thinking through lunch workshop can be found on the library website at: http://www.lcsc.edu/library/faculty/instruction.htm