Friday, May 04, 2012

Selectivity promotes plagiarism?

IPBiz found the following quote of interest, which appeared in a discussion of plagiarism policies at Kenyon College:

Associate Professor of Sociology and Legal Studies Ric Sheffield:   Kenyon’s selectivity — and the pressures placed on high-achieving students who attend Kenyon and other colleges like it — most likely contribute to the high incidence of plagiarism and other academic infractions   

Elsewhere in the story:   Currently, the plagiarism education discussion during first-year orientation is conducted in Rosse Hall, and Sheffield said most first years tend to ignore the conversation. 

Separately, on the Schavan matter in Germany.

Link to the Kenyon Collegian:    

After Increase in Hearings, Plagiarism Policy to Change


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