June 2, 2009

Plagiarism -- An interesting look

More and more plagiarism seems to be judged on a scale of higher status means less inforcement (or even acknowledgment).

Here is dissertation by the Jacksonville State University president with highlights showing what parts were lifted verbatim from another dissertation.

As instructors we discourage this and threaten to expel students who do this. As journalists in the real world we expect plagiarists to be fired.


1 comment:

warriorwriter said...

Oh, you must not have gotten the memo. Once you make it high enough in the chain you're untouchable. Uh, I think that's what Dan Rather said.