Academic Honesty and the "Millennials"
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2001): Vol-2-Issue-1-January-2001
Daniel, we?ll call him, sat on the other side of my
desk, a perplexed look furrowing his brow. He wondered why he had been
summoned to see me. After all, the only time students were officially
invited to meet with the dean of student affairs it meant they were in
trouble, or so he believed.
Daniel insisted he had done nothing wrong. So his
American History professor claimed he had plagiarized a paper on World
War II, but this was simply a big misunderstanding. Daniel had done his
own research on the Web, located the material he needed, and, well,
?downloaded it into a Word text file that would end up being his term
paper. Yet no credits to external sources appeared. I asserted that his
action constituted plagiarism.