Policy, preparation, and prevention: Proactive minimization of student plagiarism.

Author(s) : Devlin, Marcia

Imprint : 2006

Collation : p.45-58

Series : Jounal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 28, 1

Notes : Incl. app., bibliographical references

Countless cases of plagiarism are detected across the Australian higher education sector each year. Generally speaking, policy and other responses to the issue focus on punitive, rather than on educative measures. Recently, a subtle shift is discernable. As well as ensuring appropriate consequences for plagiarists, several universities are beginning to formalise the inclusion of learning and teaching strategies in anti-plagiarism related policy and practice, as well as paying closer attention to the communication of unambiguous definitions of plagiarism. This article outlines one example of the emerging educative approach and details the ways in which this approach has been implemented across an entire university. The necessity of evidence based evaluation of approaches to reducing plagiarism in higher education is discussed.

  • Academic fraud, Plagiarism, Anti-corruption strategies, Legal framework, Higher education
  • Asia and the Pacific
    Australia, New Zealand