Inside Higher Ed
November 3rd, 2014
At least two dozen current and former employees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were implicated in last week’s report detailing academic fraud at the university.
The extent of their knowledge and involvement in the scandal varies,
with some employees just having a basic idea that the courses -- all
"paper classes" within the African and Afro-American studies department
-- were suspiciously easy. Others, the report alleged,
knowingly steered about 1,500 athletes toward no-show courses that
never met, were not taught by any faculty members, and where the only
work required was a single research paper that received a high grade no
matter the content. Nine of these employees have so far been fired or
otherwise disciplined by UNC, and several others have since retired.
But a handful of tutors, advisers, and coaching staff members have
taken jobs elsewhere, and it remains unclear if they will face any
sanctions for their roles in the scandal or for their unwillingness to
speak to investigators.