He doesn't even realize it.
Tuesday, my second plagiarism case came to talk to me. They showed me that while yes, they did plagiarize, they didn't plagiarize the whole paper--just the abstract of the paper. And they did their best to analyze the paper.
They thought that the research project was choosing a research paper and analyzing it.
No, I don't know how they reached that conclusion.
But it got me thinking. Wondering if the other one had done the same thing. Sure enough, they had.
So, I set about emailing both plagiarists to come talk to me so that we could work together: I'd explain the assignment again, and help both of them with the planning stages, then they could redraft the entire paper for a grade.
However. Come to find out, both students had gone to my department head to complain.
My department head emailed me and told me to find an unofficial solution to the issue. Because my students are brown, Middle-Eastern, and can't possibly be held to the same standards as the white, American students.
Okay. Message received.
No more treating all students the same, and expecting the same levels of professionalism from all. I'm supposed to expect less from non-native and minority students, set them up for future failure, and set them up so that others' expectations of affirmative action hires are perpetuated.
Good to know. Makes my job easier, knowing that no matter what, some students will be getting A's, so I might as well not bother grading their work.
Academic integrity: just another victim to SJW bullying.
What the fuck is wrong with this country?
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