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Conference on College Composition and Communication on Turnitin

The Conference on College Composition and Communication passed a resolution in March that stated, "plagiarism detection services can compromise academic integrity by potentially undermining students' agency as writers, treating all students as always already plagiarists, creating a hostile learning environment, ...and compelling students to agree to licensing agreements that threaten their privacy and rights to their own intellectual property."

Columbia uses Turnitin in a slightly different way, which puts the onus on students to determine whether their writing passes the plagiarism test.

Read more at Inside Higher Ed or see the resolution on the CCCC website.