Ghostwriter in the university

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Dundee

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Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

Dear University of Dundee,

This request is under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1. Please inform me of the number of disciplinary actions taken against students resulting in a fine and/or expulsion in the last five academic years, the reasons for such action being taken, and the results of any appeal.

2. In those academic years (2013 to 2017), How many of those are the case where a ghostwriter involve? (for ex: assignment or dissertation were written by somebody else)

3. How to find out that ghostwriter involvement since many ghostwriter organisations offer the plagiarism checking?

4. Is there any case where your staff involved in that unfair practice, being a ghostwriter for the student? Please give the details about those cases.

I would request this data in either Excel or CSV format or searchable PDF.

If you feel the information that I have requested cannot be compiled within a reasonable time frame, I would appreciate if you at least can answer my first question.

If you need any clarification then please contact me via email. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance, I would expect you contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

Yours faithfully,

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

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Dear Wan,

Thank you for your request for information from the University of Dundee. Commissioning is identified explicitly as a form of academic dishonesty in the University’s Code of Practice on Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty (https://www.dundee.ac.uk/qf/documents/de...). Students found to have commissioned work can face disciplinary action. The code has been revised and the updated version will be adopted for academic year 2018/19. Again, commissioning is identified explicitly in the revised code as academic misconduct.

The University publishes its disciplinary monitoring information online here - https://www.dundee.ac.uk/governance/dca/.... I trust that this is the information you require in this regard?

Colleagues note that all programmes set expectations around academic standards and good academic practice, that additional support on academic skills is available to all students (see for example - https://www.dundee.ac.uk/academic-skills...). The University deploys detection software to supplement the work of academic colleagues in this area.

Colleagues in HR confirm that they are not aware of any member of staff being subject to disciplinary processes for working for a commissioning service. Please treat this email as notice per S.17 of FoI(S)A that the information you request on this subject is not held.

I trust that this information is helpful. Please feel free to contact me if I can be of further assistance.

Kind regards,

Alan

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University of Dundee
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Dear University of Dundee,

This request is under the Freedom of Information Act 2000:

1.Please inform me of the number of disciplinary actions taken against students resulting in a fine and/or expulsion in the last five academic years, the reasons for such action being taken, and the results of any appeal.

2. In those academic years (2013 to 2017), How many of those are the case where a ghostwriter involve? (for ex: assignment or dissertation were written by somebody else)

3. How to find out that ghostwriter involvement since many ghostwriter organisations offer the plagiarism checking?

4. Is there any case where your staff involved in that unfair practice, being a ghostwriter for the student? Please give the details about those cases.

I would request this data in either Excel or CSV format or searchable PDF.

If you feel the information that I have requested cannot be compiled within a reasonable time frame, I would appreciate if you at least can answer my first question.

If you need any clarification then please contact me via email. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance, I would expect you contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way.

Yours faithfully,

Wan Ulfa Nur Zuhra

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