Does the University of Newcastle only take action when students plagiarise?
Does the University of Newcastle only take action when these issues are raised in the media?
What happens about the plagiarism by academic staff (yes, staff) and students at the University?
- senior lecturer reported plagiarism "against two fellow academics" (lecturer subsequently gagged by the university". Six years after she made it, her complaint was upheld. However the University of Newcastle said the plagiarism was only 'minor' and the offender got nothing more than a slap on the wrist"
- senior lecturer "supported a student in a plagiarism claim, this time against another student" (lecturer subsequently gagged by the university).
- lecturer told by senior academic staff to "ignore student plagiarism" (lecturer lost job at university).
- casual staff member recently "watched another casual be dismissed for uncovering student plagiarism and preventing a cover-up"
- "one former Newcastle academic at the rally said she had complained about plagiarism and been told to "shut up about it" "
- "two academics fro the Graduate School of Business are accused of not attributing a student's work in an application for a research grant"
- "I initially reported what was a clear and simple case of student plagiarism but within a couple of days ... the victimisation started. I was branded a trouble maker".
- Blowing the whistle on plagiarism has almost always been at the centre of this unacademic and unethical behaviour by administration, starting with the victimisation of Michael Spautz who discovered a colleague had plagiarised his doctoral thesis."
- "Two of my fellow colleagues.. have been removed from teaching positions... The first was removed after reporting plagiarism from a student to the course co-cordinator, and then the head of school when nothing was done about it. No action has been taken on the plagiarism, but the tutor was given a warning, and told they will not be invited to teach the course again."
- and more
- and more.....
What about the Bayley-Jones doctoral degree scandal - she was awarded a PhD despite the fact that she had already submitted the same work for a degree at a British university.
HOW MANY MORE EXAMPLES DO WE NEED ABOUT THE COVER-UP OF SERIOUS ISSUES OF PLAGIARISM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE?????????