UTD President Won't Punish Professors Involved in Transfer Credit Deal

Two University of Texas at Dallas professors will not be punished by the school president for directing a credit transfer arrangement that school leaders determined was inappropriate. School President Richard Benson said the deal damaged the university and led to irreversible consequences. But in letters dated July 16, Benson said he is dismissing the cases against professors Robert Taylor and John Worrall. Benson’s decision follows the recommendation of a faculty tribunal, which determined in July that the credit transfer practice was “improper from an academic integrity standpoint” but the professors did not act with “malicious intent.” Benson lamented the impact of the scandal but did not admonish the professors who orchestrated it.“The practice undermined public confidence in the legitimacy of the degrees and accuracy of the transcripts rightfully earned by our students, caused delay in the awarding of degrees for some...students, and put at risk the university’s standing with its accrediting body,” Benson wrote in the letters.   Continue reading...

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