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Ad Hoc Committee On Student Plagiarism (ACOSP)

Co-Chairs: W.C. Conner
                 Stanley Hertzbach

Membership List

Final Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Student Plagiarism - Sen. Doc. No. 08-032

Progress Report - March 30, 2006

Resources on Academic Honesty for Faculty and Students


Its charge shall be to shall be to make recommendations to the Faculty Senate with respect to:
•  How the University of Massachusetts Amherst should conceptualize the issue of student plagiarism
    in the 21st century and communicate that concept to the academic community;
•  How the University of Massachusetts Amherst should teach to the issue of student plagiarism;
•  How the University of Massachusetts Amherst should support faculty in preventing student plagiarism;
•  How the University of Massachusetts Amherst should protect the student's right to due process in
    student plagiarism cases while ensuring a maximum of effectiveness and efficiency of the process
    with a minimum of bureaucratic “red tape;”
•  How the University of Massachusetts Amherst should improve any or all of its practices and
    procedures with respect to student plagiarism;
•  The revision of the guide from the Ombuds Office, “What to Do If You Suspect Academic Dishonesty,
    a Guide for Faculty and Instructors.”

Its membership shall consist of:
a) Three At-Large Faculty Members or Librarians (from different schools and colleges),
    selected by the Rules Committee;
b) A Representative of the Graduate Council, selected by the Chair of the Graduate Council;
c) A Representative of the Research Council, selected by the Chair of the Research Council;
d) A Representative of the Academic Matters Council, selected by the Chair of the
    Academic Matters Council;
e) A Representative of the Undergraduate Education Council, selected by the Chair of the
    Undergraduate Education Council;
f) A Representative of the University Writing Committee, selected by the Chair of the
    University Writing Committee;
g) A Representative of the Ad Hoc Committee on Online Learning, selected by the Chair of
    Ad Hoc Committee on Online Learning;
h) The Secretary of the Faculty Senate or a designee;
i) The University Ombudsperson;
j) The Director of the Center for Teaching;
k) The Director of Libraries or a designee;
l) The Director of the Writing Program;
m) The Faculty Advisor to the Provost;
n) The Provost or a designee;
o) One Graduate Student, selected by the Rules Committee; and
p) One Undergraduate Student, selected by the Rules Committee.

From the Special Report of the Rules Committee Concerning the Establishment of an
Ad Hoc Committee on Student Plagiarism, Sen. Doc. No. 06-009

 

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