February 29, 2008
Antiplagiarism Software Takes On the Honor Code
Among the 100-odd colleges with academic honor codes, plagiarism-detection services like Turnitin raise a knotty problem: Is software compatible with a system based on trust?
Often, the answer comes down to the size and culture of the university, says Timothy M. Dodd, an academic-advising director at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and former executive director of the Center for Academic Integrity, a national consortium of about 360 institutions. Colleges with traditional