30-minute Webcast

Why Students Plagiarize

Why do students plagiarize?  

Exploring what students are thinking when they copy work belonging to others, this session will share insights gained from listening to students’ voices and delving into their behaviors and motivations.


Jason M. Stephens is an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, where his research focuses on academic motivation and moral development during adolescence.  He is a co-author of two books on schooling and moral development (Educating Citizens and Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity) as well as numerous articles related to academic motivation, moral judgment, self-regulation, and cheating behavior among secondary and post-secondary students.

Jason Chu is the Senior Education Manager at 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.

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