University standards row deepens

UK“One blazing hot June day last year, Geoffrey Alderman stepped up to a podium, lit a touchpaper and watched it ignite. Alderman, who had previously been in charge of safeguarding standards at Britain’s largest university, told his audience that degree standards in many institutions were at risk because lecturers were being pressurised to turn a blind eye to plagiarism and ‘mark positively’ …” (more)

[Rachel Williams, Guardian, 20 October]

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