The Accidental Plagiarist: The Myths, the Truths,

Tricia Bertram Gallant

Tricia Bertram Gallant
Director of Academic Integrity, UC San Diego

Most of us have a gut feeling that not all plagiarism is the same, but can plagiarism really be “accidental”? If it can, what other different kinds of plagiarism exist and do they all demand different educational responses?

In this session we discuss ethics in education, as Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant shares her experiences and advice for handling questions of plagiarism and academic integrity in the classroom.


Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant, Director of Academic Integrity at UC San Diego, is an internationally known expert on integrity and ethics in education, having authored or edited numerous publications as well as consulted with high schools, colleges and universities in the U.S., Egypt, Australia and England. She is the author of "Academic Integrity in the Twenty-First Century" (Jossey-Bass, 2008), co-author of "Cheating in School" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) and editor of "Creating the Ethical Academy" (Routledge, 2011). Tricia serves as a member on the Advisory Council of the International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI).

Jason Chu is Education Director for Turnitin. His focus is on working to build resources for educators, and his personal passion is to find better ways to enhance student achievement. He will be moderating this webinar.