Friday, February 06, 2015

Plagiarism charge against university president in Minnesota

In the context of reporting on plagiarism charges leveled against the president of a two year college in Minnesota, the Pioneer-Press presented the text:

Keith Bird, who was on the panel that reviewed Parker's dissertation, said he's no authority on attribution for the type of degree Parker received. But he said the work she produced was of value because there has been little scholarly work done on the subject of partnerships between higher education and industry.
"It was a good solid study of something that we need to know more about," said Bird, who works for the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, a public policy advocacy group that endorses the sort of industry ties in higher education that make Parker's critics uneasy.

Little work on university/industry collaborations?  Can one say Bayh-Dole?


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