Words that should never be used in the same sentence.Now it comes out that Auburn is investigating claims of free grades for students. Hopefully, this raises to the level of academic fraud like the HarrickGate stuff and Auburn gets a beat down.
Harvard and Auburn.
From the Auburn Office of Communications'
Official Statement from the University President and Provost
Briefing Note: July 13, 2006If Bobby Lowder is doing the investigating, then never mind.
Summary: This Briefing Note addresses a complaint made through the Ethicspoint system and currently under investigation by the Office of the Provost. In the interest of keeping the AU community informed, Dr. Richardson requested these statements from him and the Provost be shared with you.
Statement from Dr. John Heilman, Provost:
Academic integrity is at the foundation of every university. At Auburn, we expect concerns related to academics to be reported through deans and department heads, but we also maintain an anonymous on-line system called Ethicspoint. In May, a complaint was made through the Ethicspoint system alleging that a single professor gave grades to student athletes for courses that required little or no work.
The Office of the Provost takes any concern related to academic processes at the University seriously. As a result, on June 5, I appointed a committee to investigate the anonymous claim. The work of the committee is not complete given the number of personal interviews that must be conducted.
The Committee will issue a report upon the completion of its work, and that report will be made public. Until that time, our office will have no comment on the investigation. I can assure you as Provost that academic misconduct will not be tolerated at Auburn University.
SNIP: PWD NOTE: In an effort to keep the blog readable on Friday, I'm snipping the press release. If you want to read it, hit the links above.
This press release comes on the heels of rampant rumors of a New York Times investigation into Auburn for APR fraud.
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