Mechanisms for handling breaches of integrity must be able to bring about regular updates to the rules. This ensures neutrality and keeps situations from escalating, for a person who makes a false accusation also puts his or her credibility on the line. We must return to the facts and not become trapped in any interactionist positions.
A – Managing interpersonal conflicts and deviant behaviors
Learning objectives: Identify the different plagiarist profiles (among students as well as teachers or researchers) by their method of operation and understand how to approach them. Know how to confront them with their plagiaristic behavior, to listen to their suffering and to put procedures into place with them so that they may put an end–if possible–to their often addictive behaviors.
B – Bringing peace to the community
Learning objectives: Understand the complexities of handling cases of plagiarism within the European Union. Learn how to distribute guidelines on how to handle plagiarism cases involving complex conflict situations and a number of participants (doctoral candidates, professors, administrators, authors, journals, etc.). Learn how to become a mediator in tense organizational situations involving a number of participants (doctoral candidates, research supervisors, lab directors, researchers, etc.) Know how to respond to the questions of institutions that are subject to different regulations or laws if you are working together on or have joint responsibility for a project.
C – Living in the global village
Learning objectives: Take the measure of the exponential rise in cases of plagiarism in publications and put preventive measures into place. Know how complaints are received by publishers of journals or scientific magazines, conference organizers, web site publishers, etc. Know the measures for addressing plagiarism: retracting articles, writing apologies, publicizing the sanctions.