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March 27, 2014

Plagiarism Is Topic for 'Connect with Colleagues' Panel Discussion

morenews1-lgElizabeth Vincelette
morenews1-lgBMichael DeBowes

"Preventing and Addressing Plagiarism" is the topic for a "Connect with Colleagues" panel discussion on Thursday, April 3.

The brown bag lunch series, sponsored by the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), offers faculty members a chance to learn more about good ideas for teaching. The program will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Learning Commons Conference Room at Perry Library. CLT will provide drinks and dessert.

Elizabeth Vincelette, lecturer of English and director of the Writing Center, and Michael DeBowes, director of the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity, will lead the discussion, focusing on pedagogical, rather than judicial, responses. As part of their presentation, they will consider the various cultural contexts of plagiarism and share strategies that instructors can use to help students avoid plagiarism.

Vincelette's research interests include writing assessment, editing, genre and the representation of American literature in digital spaces.

DeBowes' current doctoral research addresses student conduct administrator compliance with the statistical reporting obligations of the Clery Act. He has presented nationally on the topic of plagiarism and has been featured twice on "HearSay with Cathy Lewis" to discuss the issues surrounding academic integrity.

For more information contact CLT at clt@odu.edu or 683-4252. To register go to http://clt.odu.edu and click "Events."