Archive for plagiarism

Plagiarism: An Administrator’s Perspective

Posted in Legal issues, teaching with tags , on 18 March 2011 by Steve

“Yes, this is another post on plagiarism, which is a topic academics will continue discussing until it disappears (and how likely is that to happen?). ProfHacker has had posts before on preventing plagiarism and responding to plagiarism, and I am sure we will have more posts following this one …” (more)

[HT: Sharon Flynn]
[Nels P Highberg, Chronicle of Higher Education, 17 March]

College to review plagiarism and ethics policies

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues with tags , on 12 March 2011 by Steve

“Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology has invited staff to review its policy on plagiarism and student assessments following recent controversies at the third-level institution …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 12 March]


Posted in Legal issues with tags on 5 March 2011 by Steve

“There is a half-life to the dynamics of political scandal. If headlines stay on the front page a week and then move inside, its political toxicity may be diluted and the culprit may survive. Two weeks, and new revelations, and the poison will eventually topple the most popular of politicians. So it was for Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg …” (more)

[Irish Times, 5 March]

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and his movable type

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 2 March 2011 by Steve

“The resignation of a minister over PhD plagiarism reveals how much more Germany values academia than we do …” (more)

[Philip Oltermann, Guardian, 2 March]

German defence minister quits over plagiarism row

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 1 March 2011 by Steve

“German’s defence minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg has resigned from all political posts after a scandal over duplications in his PhD thesis has grown out of proportion …” (more)

[Quirin Schiermeier, The Great Beyond, 1 March]

Firm defends writing essays for students

Posted in Legal issues with tags on 28 February 2011 by Steve

“A company offering to write essays for students insisted today the service does not tempt students to commit plagiarism. Write My Assignments has already supplied 10 Irish students with written essays for €280 to €350 each …” (more)

[Alan O’Keeffe, Herald, 28 February]

German scientists outraged in defence minister plagiarism affair

Posted in Legal issues with tags , on 28 February 2011 by Steve

“Thousands of German scientists and academics have signed an open letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel expressing their unhappiness over the official handling of the by-now notorious case of plagiarism on the part of her minister of defence. Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is accused of having duplicated large parts of his 2006 PhD thesis …” (more)

[Quirin Schiermeier, The Great Beyond, 28 February]