June 14, 2006

More on Churchill

The full report of the standing committee on research misconduct at the University of Colorado Boulder should answer the questions raised about the political context of the Churchill investigation, from both those critical of the investigation for proceeding at all and from those who wondered if UCB would address the question of why Churchill was hired in the first place. Once again, the faculty involved have done themslves quite a bit of credit.

Incidentally, it is not true (if anyone was wondering) that faculty eschew concerns about academic integrity in searches. I am aware of a search some years ago that removed a candidate from the interview pool because of bona fide concerns about plagiarism.

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Posted in Academic freedom on June 14, 2006 7:39 AM |