A number of factors have spiked cases of academic dishonesty in recent decades. Whether due to the plethora of available material on the Internet, grade competition, or lack of interest in the subject matter, students are increasingly breaching codes of conduct set by their colleges. In turn, educators are struggling to respond to this alarming problem in a number of ways. The English Department’s Rigor Committee invites paper presentations that address issues of academic honesty and strategies for promoting a culture of accountability.

What motivates students to cheat or to commit plagiarism? What constitutes cheating or plagiarism? Does culture or disciplinary expectations hinder academic integrity? How can we create an academic culture of intellectual integrity? We welcome individual or collaborative 15-minute oral presentations, Powerpoint or interactive presentations, as well as lightning roundtable discussions. We are especially interested in pedagogical presentations that promote best practices for preventing plagiarism.

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