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Early October 2014

Title: Plagiarism (Sign up for one, two, or all three of the sessions below)

Date: Thursday, October 2

Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Mississippi/Illinois Room, MUC


Tom Jordan (Coordinator for Policy Communication and Issues of Concern), 9:30a.m.-10:15 am

University Policies and Procedures Regarding Academic Misconduct and Plagiarism

This presentation will give a brief overview of SIUE's academic misconduct and plagiarism policies and a discussion of what faculty members should do when they encounter incidents of academic misconduct or plagiarism in their own classrooms. 


Chad Verbais (Writing Center Director), 10:20a.m. – 11:00a.m.

Plagiarism - What it is and How to Help your Students Avoid it. 

In this presentation, Chad will define plagiarism and explain how students can avoid being caught in this academic sinkhole.  He will give various examples that faculty can use in their classes to illustrate what is and what is not plagiarism, and we will discuss reasons why people plagiarize and talk about real world consequences of it.  Finally, we will come to a clear understanding of how faculty can help students avoid this type of situation.


Matt Schmitz (IDLT), 11:05a.m.-12:00p.m.

Using Turnitin and iThenticate - Plagiarism Prevention Tools

Turnitin and iThenticate are plagiarism-detection software programs.  Turnitin has the Originality Check feature highlights the external source material in the student's paper as well as the source material in Turnitin's database.  When a match is found, both faculty and students can interpret whether plagiarism has occurred.  This workshop will demonstrate how to upload student's papers, view the external source matches, and interpret acts of plagiarism.  iThenticate is another tool that can be used to detect plagiarism.  More information will be shared in the workshop.

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Late October 2014

Title: Flipped, Blended and Online Teaching

Date: Friday, October 31

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location: Mississippi/Illinois Room, MUC


Faith Liebl (Biology), Katie Poole-Jones (Art History), and

Sarah VanSlette (Speech Communication)

Workshop Description

Have you thought about teaching online but aren’t sure how to design an online or partly online class? These three presenters have experience with online instruction in various formats. During the presentation, they will describe their flipped, blended and online courses including how the course was designed and the technology tools they use. They will also discuss the benefits and challenges of teaching online in these formats.

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February 2014

Title: Removing Barriers to Academic Rigor:  Providing Academic Supports to Ensure College Success

Date: Monday, February 9

Time: 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Hickory/Hackberry MUC


Susanne James (Special Education and Communication Disorders)

Workshop Description

College faculty are challenged with setting high expectations for all students and increasing academic rigor to meet higher standards set by our various disciplines.  Providing academic support with intentional strategies that enable students to benefit from this academically rigorous curriculum is integral.  This workshop will assist college faculty in integrating academic strategies focused on enabling students to meet these standards.

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For information, contact:
Dr. Lynn Bartels at lbartel@siue.edu or James Beil at jabeil@siue.edu.

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