[plt-scheme] Do no evil

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Wed Mar 10 13:48:26 EST 2010

One might also want to consult the syllabus for the course as well, of course.


On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 11:35 AM, Prabhakar Ragde <plragde at uwaterloo.ca> wrote:
> wooks wrote:
>>>> I have just come across a set of lecture notes for a 2001 CS
>>>> course in an
>>>>>> American University that contain a significant amount of
>>>>>> plagiarism from a book by Michael Jackson (Software
>>>>>> Requirements and Specifications). In some instances whole
>>>>>> lectures were plagiarised to the extent that the lecturer did
>>>>>> not even bother to change the examples. I wonder what he will
>>>>>> say when next a student presents him with an assignment that
>>>>>> consists of wikipedia entries.
>>>> This does not sound like plagiarism to me.
>> I thought you were supposed to acknowledge your source when you did
>> that sort of thing. Would it be plagiarism if a student did it?
> A lecturer, unlike a student, is typically not presenting original work and
> being assessed on its originality. It would be plagiarism if I took examples
> from a book and passed them off as my own work in a technical talk or in a
> textbook from which I were to get royalties.
> That said, it is good practice to acknowledge sources. You don't get the
> whole context with slides -- the lecturer may have acknowledged the source
> orally, as I often do. One instance where I don't do this right away is if
> the source also contains examples I am using as assignment questions. I
> have, in such circumstances, prepared a "sources" sheet available after the
> final exam. --PR
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