Sunday, June 6, 2010

Electrical Engineering Plagiarism

A few weeks ago an Ohio University graduate student asked me to provide more details of plagiarism in Ohio University Electrical Engineering theses.

In response to that request, I scanned in a few email plagiarism reports that I sent to Ohio University legal affairs.

You can download my emails here, here, and here. I am not very proficient with Adobe, so I was unable to make the font larger, but you should be able to zoom in to make it easier to read the emails.

I think the reports speak for themselves. There can be no doubt that the members of the thesis committees who approved these theses condone plagiarism, and they are in blatant violation of Ohio University's Professional Ethics requirements. While reading the plagiarized text in my reports, please ask yourself, does this sound like the work of an Ohio University graduate student?