How can we maximise retention and minimise drop outs? While there are factors that affect students which are out of your control as teaching staff, there are ways you can mitigate these factors. Continue reading Understanding Why Students Drop Out
From plagiarism to Powerpoint, these resources will help set up your students for success from the start.
Continue reading 5 resources your students really should know about
The June Senate agenda was jam-packed with important business which is no doubt reflective of the hard work going on around campus. Perhaps the recent cold snap can be blamed for encouraging us to stay in our offices and ticking off items from our to-do-lists.
According to the Faculty of Human Sciences’ Dr Mitch Parsell, one simple 3-step exercise has “produced a substantial reduction in student plagiarism cases across the Faculty.”
It seems rather silly at this point in time to be saying that technology has changed our lives and continues to do so. Good one, Captain Obvious! However, it’s the smaller things that are popping up that we may not have thought about. How long ago was it that smart phones were banned from exam rooms? Now it’s time to ban the watch. Continue reading Banning the (smart) watch
In common with many Australian Universities, Macquarie is currently undergoing a major review of its approach to the question of Academic Integrity.
University Council and Academic Senate has now completed an overhaul of all of the University’s student discipline processes and we are now turning our attention to the broader issue of how best to set, communicate and reinforce positive messages in regard to the ethical behaviours we expect all University citizens to model.
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Turnitin’s 2015 Plagiarism Education Week conference, Copy/Paste/Culture, examines how current global trends are affecting our values, especially those related to education, and proposes strategies on how we can address these challenges.
Join daily, free 45-minute webcasts devoted to sharing ideas and best practices with educators and students about plagiarism and academic integrity. Premier thought leaders will include educational experts, passionate educators and Turnitin All-Stars, all of whom will share their perspectives, lessons, and research.
For more information http://turnitin.com/en_us/resources/plagiarism-education-week
In light of the recent MQ announcement regarding the University’s independent investigation into the alleged use of the MyMaster website by some Macquarie students, the need for the Macquarie University community to continue to promote the values of academic integrity is as important as ever.
The extent of non-original language that’s acceptable within a work is highly variable. In the instance of Law, where you want students to extensively cite legislation or decisions, anything less than 40% might indicate the student is giving you an opinion piece rather than genuine analysis of the law.
Conversely, the alarm bells go off for me when the rating is 0%. That can be indicative of a paper from a paper mill.