Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Plagiarised policies

My mentor forwarded this article from the Chronicles of Higher Education about Southern IL's new plagiarism policy being yet another case of likely plagiarism... and the professors and administrators responsible for the policy give the same excuse of "coincidence" as our students do!!!

I do not see the problem of adopting another school's policy if it is well-written. I printed out many policies in order to aid the examination of our own. I do not understand how supposed "plagiarism experts" can't simply add the statement "adopted from Indiana University" in small text at the bottom.

How embarrassing.

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