Originality Check Procedure for Thesis/Dissertation Committee Chair
- The Committee Chair can review pdfs of Originality Reports that his/her students generate via email or hard copy print out OR those faculty members who wish to run theses/dissertations through plagiarism detection software may use TurnItIn or SafeAssign within their Blackboard courses.
It is the responsibility of the Committee Chair to ensure the originality of his/her students’ theses/dissertations.
To prevent the manuscript from being stored in a repository, TurnItIn offers a “no repository” option and SafeAssign users can create “draft” assignments.
- Instructors who wish to receive training on using TurnItIn or SafeAssign through Blackboard should submit a helpdesk ticket requesting Blackboard training through the Office of Information Technology.
- At defense, the Committee Chair signs the Thesis/Dissertation Transmittal Memo .
Faculty who have any additional questions regarding TurnItIn accounts, submission, or evaluation of Originality Reports are encouraged to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.