It’s too tough to transfer

It’s too tough to transfer from community college to a four-year college or university. Only 10 percent of students who start at community college complete a bachelor’s degree.

Also on Community College Spotlight:  Rio Salado College has developed its own plagiarism detector.

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  1. Depends on which community colleges and which 4-year colleges. Here in Delaware the biggest community college (Delaware Tech) has a parallel program with the University of Delaware specifically so that people can take cheap intro courses at DelTech and then switch to the big school for the higher level later classwork.

  2. As much as I despise plagiarism, I can’t abide–which makes money off students’ intellectual property without compensation.

  3. tim-10-ber says:

    We have two junior colleges in tennessee partnering with 4 year state colleges to complete degrees.

    Darren — I am really sorry to hear that about Private schools use this service…shame on it…but, i am not a legal expert, the kids should have an implied copyright on their work…

  4. Roger Sweeny says:

    I don’t know anything about turnitin but I do know a little about copyright law and you automatically get copyright in whatever you write as soon as you write it. You don’t even have to put a c in a circle on it or write “copyright 2011.”

    Now, if it’s done as an assignment, the assigning institution (which grades it) can say that it will check the paper for plagiarism. That’s fair use. They could even make it a condition of attending the institution that you assign your copyright to them. Many writers who work for institutions do so with the explicit understanding that whatever they write belongs to the people who pay them.