Plagiarism scandal @ Gujarat University

A lecturer in GU's Economic department is alleged to have committed plagiarism. He's accused of having published under his own name the work of another scholar.

Minnesota involves students in academic honesty effort

U of Minnesota attempts to "educate students about academic integrity" through a pilot program, Student Advocates for Academic Integrity, that enlists students to "present information to classes and student groups on the dangers of academic dishonesty."

"Anti-Plagiarism Guide for Writing Teachers"

Joel Wingard, Professor of English, at Moravian College, has made available, "Anti-Plagiarism Guide for Writing Teachers" (PDF format): "a seven-part guide" that "encourages fellow writing instructors at the downtown Bethlehem school to employ teaching practices that prevent plagiarism."

Student Guide to Honest Academic Work

Charles Lipson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, has authored a guide to help students avoid plagiarism. The guide, Work in College: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success, will be published by the U of Chicago Press in October.

Plagiarism as a sign of the times

An article in the considers plagiarism as an aspect of the erosion of ethics.

Newcastle plagiarism scandal - VC claims not his job

The Vice Chancellor at the University of Newcastle told the ICAC anti-corruption tribunal that his level of responsibility for involvement in investigating senior staff overturning a lecturer's "zero" marks for 15 alledged plagiarists, does not extend to managing the outcome of the investigation. That is, whether the mark is actually overturned. Contrarily, he feels he only manages the unit itself and its staff. Presumely, not the actual governance of educational matters.

Degree mills and plagiarism

In East Asia, many Australian, British and United States universities often engage merchant retailers whom designate themselves as "Unicenters". It is doubtful that these provider organizations apply the same on-home-campus standards, as do the universities of origin, in the conduct of degree programs. Herein, plagiary is often covered-up. Therefore, Western universities must take immediate steps to take greater control.

Seeking aussie academics about plagiarism

Matthew Thompson, the Sydney Morning Herald's higher education reporter, is covering the ICAC's investigation into the University of Newcastle. He's also "looking more broadly into academic standards and how universities handle plagiarism." Please contact him with any experiences or information you think pertinent: email --;

"Uni official defends action over plagiarism allegations"

According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Newcastle has defended his handling of the university's recent plagiarism scandal: He spoke with the University's vice-chancellor and recommended the truth of the matter be investigated, with a quick and independent inquiry.

Academic standards eroded by market forces?

The inquiry into the Newcastle plagiarism scandal has highlighted a rarely discussed aspect of the plagiarism problem -- the tension between maintaining academic standards in the face of increased competition for recruiting students. According to a recent report in Sydney Morning Herald> A Malaysian education executive wrote to University of Newcastle officials after foreign students were failed for plagiarism, asking them to review the cases "more generously", an inquiry has been told. The email, produced at the Independent Commission Against Corruption yesterday, said the university could struggle for enrolments if a lot of fee-paying students were failing.
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