The Chronicle of Higher Education
September 29th, 2014
The University of Arizona has reprimanded a professor after an
investigation into allegations that she plagiarized the work of a former
student, the Arizona Daily Star reported.
The student accused Susannah Dickinson, an assistant professor in
Arizona’s School of Architecture, of lifting material from his master’s
thesis and presenting it as her own work. Ms. Dickinson was the faculty
adviser for the student’s thesis.
A university committee reviewed three allegations of plagiarism.
Andrew C. Comrie, the university’s provost, described the committee’s
findings in a letter
to Arizona’s president, Ann Weaver Hart. He wrote that the university
had found that the professor’s conduct had risen to the level of
misconduct in the form of plagiarism in one of the cases. He determined
that Ms. Dickinson should be issued a “formal admonishment”
acknowledging the misconduct.