Friday, June 18, 2010

Teacher copies student at Cambridge reported:

Dr Nicola Morrison included unattributed material from the work of a final year Land Economy undergraduate in an article published under her name in the Journal of the Town and Country Planning Association in April.

The more interesting text is the following:

CUSU Education Officer Sam Wakeford urged the University to learn lessons from the Morrison case: "This obviously looks bad, but it draws attention to the fact that mistakes can be made by academics as well as students; plagiarism is a very complex issue," said Wakeford. "Work that has been produced in a collaborative environment – such as between a student and their supervisor – can be a particularly grey area.

Is Mike at TechDirt ghostwriting at Cambridge?

Usually collaborators are at least acknowledged. As to academics, recall Laurence Tribe and Doris Kearns Goodwin at Harvard.


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