uWindsor education dean suspended over plagiarism

December 11, 2012

The University of Windsor has suspended education dean Clinton Beckford following an incident of plagiarism. Beckford has begun an administrative leave and will be suspended without pay until June 30, 2014. According to a statement from uWindsor, the penalty comes "in recognition of an academic integrity breach involving plagiarism." In an interview with the Windsor Star, uWindsor president Alan Wildeman said Beckford's publication record was brought to administration's attention about 2 months ago, and a formal investigation took place over a number of weeks. The university will appoint an acting dean in the following weeks. While Beckford has the ability to come back as a faculty member of uWindsor, he will not be returning to the position of dean of education. uWindsor Daily News | Windsor Star | Toronto Star