An eclectic mix of some of the finer things in life - politics, sport, music, humour and God. Welcome!
Probably not. But it could reflect that other universities have raised their game. It seems to me that Auckland, once they were ensconced in the top 100, saw fit to rest on their laurels. Given the way the university acted of the plagiarism, it should cost them their ranking. I do not know how I could face a student as a lecturer if I had to report for plagiarism in their work. What authority or credibility does the university have now for any academic rigour. And what does it say to the majority of staff and postgrads who are diligent and professional? It doesn't matter? Or, is it OK if you're Maori and gay? Does this mean if you have the golden trifecta (gay, female or male, disabled or non-European) you get a free pass?
Excellent comment Michael. Auckland University's response to the Ihimaera scandal was, in itself, scandalous. How can the university now enforce any standards relating to originality when one of its senior staff has made commercial gain by way of plagiarism? To try and do so would be hypocrisy of the highest order.
Post a Comment