Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Plagiarism in the academy

At Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business, a “perfect storm of plagiarism,” as twenty-nine applicants to the MBA program plagiarize in their application essays. One of the required essay topics: “the connections between principled leadership and business.”

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comments: 2

Daughter Number Three said...

I suppose it would be naive to think this type of thing is worse in business schools.

Michael Leddy said...

I wish I knew. There’s the recent cheating scandal in a business-management class at the University of Central Florida. But the numbers of students who acknowledge cheating in college are so high that I suspect the practice cuts across disciplines.