Mushrooming Syllabi

Aug 31, 2011 by George Leef |

Thomas Bertonneau discusses the reasons why course syllabi have been mushrooming over the years: students are less and less accustomed to academic work, more inclined to complain if things aren't spelled out for them in minute… Continue Reading | 6 Comments >

The Persistence of Plagiarism

Jul 13, 2011 by George Leef |

In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Professor Thomas Bertonneau writes about plagiarism. In particular, why do students engage in it and why do they think they can get away with it?

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Academic Fraud and Plagiarism Scandal at UNC

Jul 11, 2011 by George Leef |

A UNC football star is embroiled in a case involving fraud and plagiarism. My former Pope Center colleague Jon Sanders has the details here. The most disturbing part of this is the "Aw, let's just forget about it" attitude… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Be Patriotic! Cheat! Spend!

Nov 29, 2010 by Jonathan Bean |

In a recent post, Ashley Thorne discusses "Lessons of a Professional Paper-Writer". Thorne cites a fascinating Chronicle of Higher Education column entitled "The Shadow Scholar: The man who writes your students' papers… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Lessons from a Professional Paper-Writer

Nov 23, 2010 by Ashley Thorne |

Last week the Chronicle of Higher Education published one of the most disturbing articles on higher ed I have ever read. The author, writing under the pseudonym Ed Dante, is a man paid by students to write their papers… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

Building a 21st Century Syllabus

Aug 20, 2010 by David Clemens |

Professors these days have to cover their backs when writing syllabi, writes David Clemens.

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Noose Professor Cites NAS in Lawsuit

Apr 24, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Madonna Constantine, the formerly tenured professor who was fired last year for plagiarism, is now filing a lawsuit against Columbia Teachers College. Her claim mentions an NAS article, "The Copyist and the Noose.

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Beehive Whacking

Nov 20, 2008 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

A professor who publicized names of plagiarizing students in his course was fired from Texas A&M International University. Many see the incident as a discouragement to faculty to report academic dishonesty.

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She Do the Plagiarists in Many Voices: An Anthropologist’s New Rationale for…

Sep 02, 2008 by Peter Wood |

It seems the Internet generation of students has a novel excuse for plagiarism: "I was exploring the ever-changing version of my self." In a world of Wikipedia, YouTube, Blogspot, and Second Life, can authorship be "fluid"?

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No Fire Escape for the Copyist

Jun 25, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

This week, Columbia announced its decision to fire Madonna Constantine, a Teachers College professor who in October said she found a noose on her office doorknob.

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The Problem with Wikipedia

Apr 21, 2008 by |

Wikipedia and Higher Education Online Forum

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The Copyist: The Plagiarist and the Noose

Feb 27, 2008 by Ashley Thorne |

Columbia Teachers College professor, charged with plagiarism, cries racism.

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