Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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UTSC: Fostering Academic Integrity: Roles and Strategies for TAs

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST


Wednesday, November 16, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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Sheryl Stevenson, TA and Graduate Student Support Coordinator, CTL

Participants in this workshop will gain a set of useful tools for promoting students’ understanding of academic dishonesty and, even more important, for cultivating academic integrity. The workshop focuses on discussion and further development of classroom activities that can be used to help undergraduates understand the Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters, practice proper paraphrasing and citation, and develop time management skills that will head off the problems that may result in academic offences. Topics include TAs’ roles in relation to Turnitin, as well as common undergraduate misunderstandings of collaboration (group work), “self-plagiarism,” paraphrasing, citation practice, use of web resources, and giving appropriate credit for images and multimedia. Through scenarios that bring out common problems, participants will discuss ways to enhance undergraduates’ understanding of, and commitment to, the values of academic integrity.


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Sheryl Stevenson