Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sorry UIC, but If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck...

Not sure if this is the final word from UIC on Angela Henderson's plagiarized dissertation but the Sun Times seems to report it as such. See article below.

The litigious Dr Henderson claimed FERPA violations by UIC administrators --no doubt that lawsuit will now be dropped. I'd still like to see it go to court. In the academic circles that I knew, a dissertation that had been defended and posted as defended, was then up for scrutiny by the rest of the academic community and stood as your completed "masterpiece." In other words, if you want to be "Dr." Henderson then you don't claim the privileges of a lowly grad student.

And if anyone wants to be reminded of what Dr Henderson's plagiarism looks like see the articles linked below. No CSU student in any of my classes would get away with this. Apparently UIC is willing to violate its own definitions of what it once called plagiarism.

State education in ILLinois, what a joke. Or, as one of my colleagues quipped, "Politics wins out again."

Jan 14, 2014,0,4761404.story

Jan 24, 2014 The Dissertation of Chicago State University's Vice President and Chief Plagiarizing Officer

Jan 25, 2014 The Plagiarized Dissertation--Part 2

Jan 25, 2014 Dissertation Plagiarism Part 3: Don't Forget Wikipedia

Jan 25, 2014 Installment 4 of the Plagiarism Chronicles: Let's Steal an Entire Paragraph

Jan 25, 2014 More on our Plagiarizing Provost


  1. Really incredible.

    Having reviewed another dissertation in the same program, there is no question that the UIC Nursing program standards for awarding a doctorate are laughable. It is beyond comprehension that someone could receive the go-ahead to use human subjects in JANUARY and then defend the dissertation in JUNE of the same year. PARTICULARLY as the review of the literature was so sloppy.

    I was required to complete THREE research projects for my dissertation (which I defended in 1993). One of those projects alone took several years, another took eleven months of daily measurements. All were published in top journals. I doubt that Angela Henderson's dissertation is even publishable.

    Having Henderson as our chief academic officer (not to mention Watson as president) is a flat-out INSULT to our faculty and our institution. It is clear to me that the goal is for this University to be shut down, while being looted by Watson's cronies for all it is worth.

  2. Very strange that Henderson's completed and therefor public writing in her dissertation is now viewed as private. Does this mean that no scholarly work is open to peer scrutiny?

  3. If it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck... It's an attorney.

  4. You all are a bunch of anonymous cowards