Does plagiarism detection software benefit or diminish student writing? (Engaging Controversies)
12 Nicholson Hall (East Bank)
In its statement on plagiarism detection software, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) raises questions about the ethical and pedagogical uses of “commercial third parties not engaged in the relationship implied in the educational process.” Despite these concerns, many institutions lease plagiarism detection software and many faculty find tools such as Turnitin valuable for teaching students about the use of sources, attribution practices, and citational formats. Join us for a discussion about the uses or abuses of plagiarism detection software.
Facilitated by Matthew Luskey (Center for Writing)
We encourage you to read the provided texts in advance of the session to stimulate a thoughtful discussion:
"Turnitin and the Debate Over Anti-Plagiarism Software" by Cory Turner
"My Love-Hate Relationship with TurnItIn" by Ry Marcattilio-McCracken
"Turnitin: How it benefits you" by Saint Leo University