Administrator leaves Kean University amid plagiarism accusations
- Kean University Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Katerina Andriotis left the school amid accusations that almost nine pages of a 15-page campus enrollment management report she had written were plagiarized from two other documents found online.
- An official complaint was filed with Kean President Dawood Farahi on Wednesday by James Castiglione, an associate professor of physics and head of the Kean Federation of Teachers, following concerns raised by another faculty member.
- No attribution was given for the information apparently lifted from the websites of the University of Tennessee and the Center for the Study of College Student Retention, and Andriotis attempted to pass off the incident as the result of being "overworked."
Plagiarism isn't accepted from students, so there's no reason an administrator should assume they can get away with it. That it happened is bad enough, but as Castiglione says, "This was not some midlevel administrator." Andriotis was the second-in-command in the office responsible for enforcing academic standards.
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