Investigation clears Fort Lewis College professor of plagiarism charges

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Investigation clears Fort Lewis College professor of plagiarism charges

Author accused Andrew Gulliford of using his material in Herald column
Gulliford
A column written by Fort Lewis College professor Andrew Gulliford and published Dec. 8, 2016, in The Durango Herald was at the center of an investigation of the tenured history professor. A Grand Junction author charged that Gulliford plagiarized material from his book about sheepherder Paco Chacon, as well as violated copyright laws by using the two main photos on this page. An investigation has cleared Gulliford of both charges.
Durango Herald supports Gulliford’s writing

The few matter-of-fact sentences identified by Fort Lewis College administrators as being plagiarized from Steven Baker’s book, My Name is Pacomio, are not unique and do not rise to the level of being protected, in The Durango Herald’s view, as a hearing officer investigating allegations also determined.
A short sequence of events in Pacomio Chacon’s life, and a few sentences about his routine morning activities as a sheepherder, were written in straightforward manner by both Baker and professor Andrew Gulliford.
The two photographs professor Gulliford is accused of using in his column the Herald published on Dec. 8, 2016, without properly crediting Baker came from the U.S. Forest Service, which admits its record keeping does not identify the source of the photos.
Professor Gulliford has heavily researched, spoken and written about the variety of aspen carvings that appear throughout Colorado’s Western Slope sheep grazing country, and he has been familiar with Pacomio Chacon’s art.
Baker has written a thorough and entertaining history of Chacon’s life, drawing on numerous sources, including time with Chacon himself, but professor Gulliford’s article, written for a popular audience, takes nothing unique from it.
Gulliford continues to inform and surprise Herald readers with his imaginative articles about varied historical events and personalities of the Southwest.
Amy Maestas, Durango Herald senior editor Richard G. Ballantine, chairman of the board, Ballantine Communications Inc.

Investigation clears Fort Lewis College professor of plagiarism charges

Gulliford
A column written by Fort Lewis College professor Andrew Gulliford and published Dec. 8, 2016, in The Durango Herald was at the center of an investigation of the tenured history professor. A Grand Junction author charged that Gulliford plagiarized material from his book about sheepherder Paco Chacon, as well as violated copyright laws by using the two main photos on this page. An investigation has cleared Gulliford of both charges.
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