Deterring Plagiarism by International Students at University
Exploring ten years’ experience of deterring plagiarism
Australian universities have been actively managing issues linked to student plagiarism for more than a decade. This interactive presentation identifies lessons learned, highlights new issues for teachers and for institutions, and focuses in particular on the needs of international students. Whilst all students often have difficulty in understanding and complying with expectations about plagiarism, international students can face additional pressures and confusions. The session will explore these, propose solutions, and suggest tried-and-tested ways to deter all students from copying, finding or faking their work. It will also deal with effective policies and procedures for dealing with cases when they do not.
Jude Carroll has worked for several decades as an educational developer at Oxford Brookes University in the UK, where she took on a wide range of responsibilities but specialised in managing student plagiarism and in effective teaching of international students. In 2009 – 2011, she worked on the UK-government funded Teaching International Students (TIS) project, developing resources and events for teachers. She is the author of The Handbook for Deterring Plagiarism in Higher Education (2007, 2nd ed) and with Dr Janette Ryan, she co-edited the widely used text Teaching International Students: improving learning for all (2005: Routledge). In 2009, Jude was awarded a UK National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of her work in both fields.