October 12, 2007

Just plain offal

University Diarist was on the nose: SIU President Poshard's plagiarism been excused, according to a cover-up panel:

These instances resulted in "inadvertent plagiarism." ... [After Poshard corrects his dissertation,] the committee recommends that no further action, such as a formal hearing, be taken.

So now "everyone else was doing it" and "I didn't mean to" are excuses for academic misconduct in dissertations?

To be clear for any wit who wishes to misconstrue this entry's title, the offal is Poshard's plagiarism and SIU's whitewashing.

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Posted in Higher education on October 12, 2007 9:36 AM |