Friday, January 04, 2008

The Poshard matter: making plagiarism easier to accomplish

A Chicago Sun-Times article on the Bindu Ganga/Argosy plagiarism matter includes the following text related to the plagiarism of SIU President Glen Poshard:

Other academics, including some who defended Poshard, argue intentions do matter and say someone who knowingly lifts original research and claims it as his own is worse than someone who makes attribution errors.

While Poshard was found to have used far fewer statements without attribution than Ganga did [IPBiz: relevance?], Ware argued SIU should have taken a stronger stance against him [Poshard]. The fact that Ganga mentions Poshard's treatment as a model to follow is "disturbing," he said.

"Not only have we lowered our standards by allowing Glenn Poshard to retain his position, but we've lowered the bar for all other institutions," Ware said. "It's a travesty."


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