Thursday, May 24, 2012

You Can't Make This Stuff Up, perhaps you can.

CHAPEL HILL UNC-Chapel Hill trustees, briefed Thursday on the academic fraud uncovered in the African and Afro-American Studies department, asked pointed questions about accountability in the university’s academic operations.

Trustee chairman Wade Hargrove described the findings in UNC-CH’s recent internal investigation as “major indiscretions that raise serious questions of unprofessional and unethical conduct.”

Hargrove said he read the report with a mixture of “disappointment and dismay and outrage.”

“Academic freedom is not to be confused with academic irresponsibility or academic fraud,” Hargrove said. “We all know the difference.”

Several trustees asked about checks and balances and how courses with little or no supervision from professors could have gone undetected for years.

How about Because you collectively thought you'd be called racist if you expressed reservations about the situation?

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