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Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty are covered in both the Faculty Handbook (available through LWTech Intranet) and the LWTech Student Handbook. It is upon the Faculty to determine the course of action where Academic Dishonesty or Plagiarism has taken place, but should Faculty identify a case of Academic Dishonesty or Plagiarism they will contact the Vice President of Instruction to begin putting together a file describing the incident and course of action.
There are many tools available to track instances of Academic Dishonesty or Plagiarism. A freely available online tool is Paper Rater, which can check written materials for grammar, spelling, and plagiarism. Grammar Check is another free online tool that checks for grammar and spelling in student papers. As always, basic web searching through Google is available to identify signs of Academic Dishonesty or Plagiarism and is particularly useful for tracking plagiarism in paraphrasing. Faculty have access to librarians who can talk with their students about Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty/Citing Sources and demonstrate citation management tools to make citing sources easier. The Writing Tutoring Center is another resource available to Faculty to access support services and provide in-class introductions to all of the services and support the WTC can provide. Librarians and WTC staff are available to speak to students about resources available to them and how to avoid plagiarism and workshops are offered on a quarterly basis for students and Faculty.
Library materials are available for your use in classes through the databases. Our licenses to these materials allows you to use these materials with your classes without copyright infringement. Use the Library Search to find these materials or ask a librarian for help. Materials should be embedded into your Canvas course to restrict usage within the class in order to comply with licensing restrictions.
The Plagiarism and Copyright section of the Faculty Handbook (available through LWTech Intranet) provides useful information for you to consider when integrating content into your courses or classrooms. It is advised you review these guidelines when selecting print, electronic, and online content for courses. Librarians in the Library Learning Commons can provide support and guidance around issues of copyright and fair use and can research copyright on specific content or find suitable alternatives should there be significant copyright restrictions.
The Copyright Clearance Center is a service that can help you produce printed or electronic course packets and handouts using books and other copyrighted materials for a small fee. The cost depends on the materials and publishers.
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Up until December, 2016, the Library Learning Commons provided access to Netflix for educators; however, subscriptions have since been canceled. The library still uses Kanopy for live video streaming. If you have any questions or comments, please email us.
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