Training Faculty: Helping International Students Properly Cite Sources

(Retired) | Last updated November 19, 2014

Course Length

1h 27m

Last Updated

November 19, 2014

Training Faculty: Helping International Students Properly Cite Sources

(Retired) | Last updated November 19, 2014


International students studying in North America are often criticized for excessive plagiarism, with faculty wringing their hands in frustration. There are a number of legitimate reasons why students may be unable to properly cite sources in their writing. Faculty need to understand international students’ confusion, and institutions must support faculty with effective training and policy to help students become better writers.

Join us to learn important considerations for how international students attribute authorship differently as well as how to implement a proper training program at your institution. While the focus of this program is to support international students, the fundamentals of proper citation in writing can be applied to all student populations.

Who should attend?

International program directors and anyone involved with faculty training for international students will raise faculty awareness on approaching source use and plagiarism, including areas of confusion and thus educational opportunities for many international students. Creating integrated campus policies and courses on using sources effectively within disciplines will also be discussed.  Structured as a “train the trainer” event, this program will address methods and techniques to support your faculty in helping students properly cite sources in their writing assignments.


  • Essentials: What Faculty Members Need to Know
    • Balancing policies and educating students on source use and citation fundamentals
      • Sample sanctions
      • Sample policies
    • Areas of confusion for students
      • Students need help with terminology, what to quote or cite, and understanding technical terms
      • Emphasis on effective writing in general and how plagiarism-free writing furthers that goal
      • Understanding “common knowledge”
      • Implications for group work and collaborative writing
    • Cultural attitudes and unique cultural differences for citations
  • Methods for Training Faculty
    • Connecting effective source use and accurate citation to good writing
    • Writing support examples
    • Helping students write with clear citation boundaries
    • Using online plagiarism tools proactively
    • Creating a campus-wide Code of Conduct or Honor Code
    • Reviewing institutional policy
  • Q&A and Wrap Up

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.