The event will take place from April 21-25 and will feature a series of five webcasts from a variety of experts on the topic of plagiarism, in particular as it pertains to academic writing, all of it along the theme of “From Copying to Critical Thinking”.
Those lectures include (list taken from the press release):
- Understanding Plagiarism with Help from Dr. Seuss with Stephen Fox, psychology instructor at the University of Hawaii, Maui College.
- Tweets from the French Revolution? Using What Students Know to Promote Original Work and Critical Thinking with Daniel Velasco, Ph.D., a professor at both The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
- “I Plagiarized My Child’s Birth”: From Extreme Plagiarism to Contextualized Understanding with Audrey Wick, a professor of English at Blinn College who has authored college writing and teaching curriculum for Bedford/St. Martin’s and Wadsworth/Cengage.
- How to Keep Your Job, Not Lose Your Reputation, Avoid Getting Sued, and Not Kill People with Kelleen Flaherty, assistant professor in the graduate biomedical writing program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.
- IRAC, Therefore I Write with Dennis Kessinger, J.D., M.A. a certified core adjunct professor at National University teaching law, public administration, and literature, having served in public sector administration for over 30 years.
New this year is a contest in which four of the speakers, Fox, Kessinger, Velasco and Wick are vying to be selected for a paid trip to the 6th International Integrity and Plagiarism Conference, which I will also be attending (more on that later).
Hope to see some of you at the webcasts!
Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for iThenticate, which is owned by iParadigms, which also owns Turnitin.