College of Arts and Sciences

Sandra Jamieson, Fall 2010

"Redefining Plagiarism and 21st century Ethics"

September 9th, 7:00-8:00 pm, Morgan 109

Sandra Jamieson is Professor of English, Director of Composition, and Chair of the Department of English Literatures & Language at Drew University In Madison, New Jersey, where she teachers College Writing and Creative Non-Fiction. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference of College Composition and Communication, and is chair of the CCC's Committee on the Major in Writing and Rhetoric. Since 2008 she has been a Principle Researcher in the Citation Project, a multi-institution study of how student writers use sources. A response to educators' concerns about plagiarism and the teaching of writing, data from this research project helps educators make informed decisions as they formulate academic integrity policies. But beyond that, it offers a snapshot of what student writers are doing with sources and challenges us to develop a pedagogy that teaches rhetorically effective and responsible methods of writing from sources.

Jamieson earned a bachelor's degree in English and American Studies at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK); and a master’s and Ph.D. from the Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric at Binghamton University. Her dissertation analyzed the ideologies inscribed by a century of composition textbooks. Her recent Publications include “One Size Does Not Fit All: Plagiarism Across The Curriculum” (in Pluralizing Plagiarism: Identities, Contexts, Pedagogies. Edited by Amy Robillard and Rebecca Moore Howard. Heinemann-Boynton/Cook. 2008. 77-91) and “The Vertical Writing Curriculum: The Forgotten Core of Liberal Arts Education” (in Composition(s) in the New Liberal Arts. Edited by Joanna Castner Post and James A. Inman. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2010. 159-184).

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