Is Humiliation an Ethically Appropriate Response to Plagiarism?
by Loye Young Editor’s Note: In mid-November, 2008, Loye Young was dismissed from his position as a part-time faculty member at Texas A & M International University. Young had told his students that plagiarism in his course assignments would result in public humiliation in addition to any punishment doled out under the auspices of university policies. He subsequently found that half a dozen of his students had engaged in plagiarism and he published their names on his course blog on November 3rd. I’m a business owner in Laredo, Texas. I had never taught a college course before, and I never […]