TLTR 9-16-2010: Plagiarism and Academic Honesty

Has the digital age blurred the lines for students?

This month the TLTR took a look at these questions: What is plagiarism? What do students know about academic integrity? What should OHSU do to teach students about academic integrity? Do online originality checkers presume that students aren't honest? What are the consequences of plagiarism allegations?


Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D. - Director, Research Communication and Development Services

Carey Critchlow, J.D. -  OHSU Legal Counsel

Thomas Boudrot, Ed.D. -  Assistant Professor, Academic Technology.

Related References:
Burns, J.F. (2007) “Catch me if you can academic misconduct policy and practice”, The National Association of College and University Attorneys. Download PDF

Blum, S.D. (2009) MyWord! Plagiarism and College Culture Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press

Diagnosis: Plagiarism Part 1 [Video]. (2009). Retrieved September 16th, 2010, from

Diagnosis: Plagiarism Part 2 [Video]. (2009). Retrieved September 16th, 2010, from