“Motivating students to be academically honest” is the next topic in the First Friday Roundtable series to be held on Friday, April 15 from 3:30-5 p.m. in 208 Gore Hall. These monthly discussion sessions provide an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to examine teaching, learning and assessment practices and issues.

Facilitators for this interactive session include:

  • Nigel Caplan, Assistant Professor, English Language Institute
  • Mike Fernbacher, Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct
  • Meg Grotti, Associate Librarian and Assistant Head of Instructional Services
  • Joe Harris, Professor of English and Director of Composition
  • Melissa Ianetta, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center
  • Gail Wade, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Moderator: 

Participants can look forward to exploring the pros and cons of different strategies for addressing academic honesty in course assignments, including the use of plagiarism detection software such as Turnitin.  A realistic problem will be the basis for group discussion of the numerous factors involved.  

Registration for this event can be found online.

The First Friday Roundtable series will continue this spring with “Motivating students to do their best on your assessments” on May 6, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Gore Hall 208. Register.


For more information about future First Friday Roundtable session topics and dates please visit the Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning’s website. The First Friday roundtables are designed and sponsored through a collaboration of IT Academic Technology Services, the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education, University of Delaware Library, and the Center for Teaching & Assessment of Learning.

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