Friday, August 15, 2014

Professor Plagiarized ‘Plagiarism’ Definition in Textbook, Co-Author Says

The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 14th, 2014

This may be the plagiarism brouhaha to end all plagiarism brouhahas.
A professor at Miami Dade College and co-author of the textbook The Freedom to Communicate is accusing a colleague and fellow author of plagiarizing portions of the book, the Miami Herald reports. What makes this plagiarism spat distinctive amid the recent spate of high-profile cases is the allegation that Adam Vellone, a communications professor, plagiarized the definition of plagiarism in the textbook, lifting it nearly word for word from Turnitin, a plagiarism-detection website.

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