The Plagiarism Problem: One Adjunct’s Experience

Last week I gave an overview of the issues involved in the plagiarism question. This week I’m going to share a personal narrative of one adjunct’s experience dealing with plagiarism. Like many adjuncts, I teach for more than one school. Like many adjuncts, I do so for money, which is to say, less greed than […]

Summertime

At our house, summer is always somewhat hectic. The kids have summer camps, and I try to squeeze in time to work in between their entreaties that I come out and play with them. We live in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It’s a wonderful town in the summer. There the Summer Festival, with free music and […]

The Plagiarism Question

Ah, yes, time to touch on another painful topic: plagiarism. Just as mentioning tenure produces a stream of bile and frustration over one end of a broken system, so does mentioning plagiarism. Plagiarism is rampant, not just in higher education. In “Justice or Just Us? What to Do About Cheating” (collected in Guiding Students from […]