Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Faculty Conference - Call for Presenters

Hi Everyone-

Our English Program Chair is looking for presenters for a panel on plagiarism for the faculty conference:

Subject: Plagiarism and Authorship at Faculty Conference

Hello everyone,
In planning this year's CCCOnline faculty conference, we thought it important to offer a session on the issues surrounding plagiarism. As most instructors are aware, the problems with plagiarism and academic integrity are somewhat amplified in the online world, where information is more readily available and where copyright becomes extremely confusing to students. In this session, we hope to explore some methods for teaching about plagiarism, for teaching about authorship, and for coming at plagiarism with a positive, constructive, trusting approach.

As the chair for this session, I am planning a panel presentation to allow for several different perspectives on the issues at hand. I am looking for two instructors from any discipline who have insights and/or stories to share on the topic of plagiarism. Each presenter on the panel will have 5-7 minutes to present their initial thoughts, followed by a general discussion with the audience aimed at building a constructive response to plagiarism.

If you are interested, please contact me before the end of the day on Friday (August 31) at olddogpaw@mac.com.

Thank you!


Sean Michael Law
Chair, English Department
Colorado Community Colleges Online

"The highest justification of liberal education is that, by forming free and well-furnished minds, it prepares students to fashion for themselves a good life." - J.S. Mill


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