Too Many Campuses Ignore Student Plagiarism

"Research assistance" proclaimed the headline on the crudely printed flier on my windshield in the university parking lot. "Thousands of papers in stock, available for any course," it continued, making clear its purpose.

Students see these ads and fliers everywhere, in such magazines as Rolling Stone or even lurking in the back pages of their own student newspapers. Many faculty members know not to put students' graded papers outside their offices for the students to pick up,