Academic Integrity Week is Sept. 19-23

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Academic Integrity Week is Sept. 19-23

Students studying in the Adele Hall Learning Commons
Students studying in the Adele Hall Learning Commons

This year’s Academic Integrity Week features drop-in sessions, presentations and discussions on various topics from citation management tools, online tools for academic honesty, publishing, creative common licenses, and plagiarism. All sessions are open to students, staff, and faculty.

Academic Integrity Week 2016 is sponsored by University Libraries. Sessions are also listed here.

Narrating Academic Integrity: A Reading and Conversation with Author Jennine Capó Crucet – 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 22, Nebraska Union, Centennial Room 226

Make Your Home Among Strangers is the story of Lizet, the daughter of Cuban immigrants in Miami and a first-generation college student. Author and Professor of English and Ethnic Studies Jennine Capó Crucet will read selections from her debut novel that focus on Lizet’s challenges in navigating her first year of college, including her experiences as a student charged with plagiarism – when she’s not even entirely sure what that means. Following the reading, Crucet will participate in a conversation about the novel and expanding the types of conversations we have on campus around plagiarism and academic integrity.

Safe Assign, Turnitin, Vericite: Online Tools for Academic Honesty –11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 21 Lunch and Learn; Nebraska Union Regency A

Maintaining academic integrity is a vital skill that students of all levels should understand and the UNL Libraries are here to help both students and faculty in the pursuit of maintaining academic honesty. Associate Professor Signe Boudreau and Research Specialist Anna Wigtil will provide an introduction to SafeAssign, Turnitin and Vericite, three online tools that help students learn the importance of original writing, how to prevent plagiarism and how to properly cite sources.

Publishing: What Authors Ought to Know – 1 to 2 pm. Sept. 21, 224 Love Library (Witt Room)

Months or years of research, long nights of writing and revising, weeks of waiting for a decision – you just want to sign whatever and get it over with! But down the road, what will that mean? Have you just signed away all your rights for the rest of your life, or are there alternatives? Come, listen, and discuss. The panelists are Paul Royster, Sue Gardner, Linnea Fredrickson

Using Creative Commons: Licenses to Share Knowledge – 1-2 p.m. Sept. 22, 221 Love Library South (Peterson Room)

Creative Commons-licensed resources, including Open Educational Resources (OERs), are increasing in popularity among faculty and students. Please join Paul Royster, the libraries’ coordinator of scholarly communications and Andrew Cano, the virtual learning librarian to learn more about the different types of Creative Commons licenses and how to correctly incorporate them in your work. Teaching faculty and graduate students are particularly encouraged to attend.

**Drop-In sessions **

Organizing your Articles—Citation Management Tools: RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20, 22, 23 in 221 Love Library South (Peterson Room)

Need help managing your research? Start the semester off right and explore some tools that will help you organize your articles, and format the in-text citations and bibliography for your papers. Bring your laptop and drop-in anytime during the two-hour session. Our experts will provide an overview of the tools and also help you set-up your account in the tool that you prefer to use- RefWorks, Zotero, Mendeley or Endnote.

Avoiding Accidental Plagiarism—Online tools for Students

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20, 22, Adele Hall Learning Commons

Concerned about citing sources and avoiding accidental plagiarism? Drop-in and talk to a librarian about using SafeAssign and Turnitin to check your papers. Consultation area across from the ASKus desk in the Adele Hall Learning Commons.

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