Monday, March 31, 2008

Plagiarism code itself plagiarized?

The AP report begins: University of Texas at San Antonio [UTSA] students wanted to draft an honor code that discouraged cheating and plagiarizing. Unfortunately, it appears they copied another school's code without proper attribution.

The story included: Materials from [a five year old] conference, which are used by many universities, were probably the main source of UTSA's code, Thusu said. That's why parts of the UTSA draft match word-for-word the online version of Brigham Young University's code. BYU credited the Center for Academic Integrity, but UTSA didn't.

[information from AP through San Antonio Express-News}


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