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“Sloppy Scholarship” is Not the Same as Premeditated Plagiarism: A Department Chair Accuses a Professor of Plagiarism and Loses a Nasty Lawsuit


by Richard Fossey & Marc Cutright — February 06, 2009

In higher education, plagiarism is a very serious matter. But a recent Alabama court decision suggests that academia may be viewing plagiarism from a more nuanced perspective. Some scholars recognize that there is a difference between an inadvertent mistake in failing to attribute a source and premeditated plagiarism.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 06, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15518, Date Accessed: 12/11/2017 12:02:17 PM

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  • Richard Fossey
    University of North Texas
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    RICHARD FOSSEY is Professor and Senior Policy Researcher at the Center for the Study of Education Reform at the University of North Texas.
  • Marc Cutright
    University of North Texas
    MARC CUTRIGHT is Associate Professor and Director of the Higher Education Center at the University of North Texas.
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