Dear Professor Jerz,
Associate Vice-President Rodd Webb has forwarded me your concerns about the reproduction of your work on a York based website without proper citation. I am writing first of all to apologize for York’s delay in responding to your concerns.
The essay has now been removed from the website, and the issue of plagiarism will be pursued according to the Faculty of Arts’ quite stringent regulations and procedures governing academic integrity. I will inform you of the outcome in due course.
I am sorry indeed that York should be in any way complicit in the improper reproduction of your work, and I apologize without reservation.
Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts
Associate Professor, Department of English
S928 Ross Building
I complained publicly, so now it’s only fair to publicly prolcaim my appreciation that York U is taking the situation seriously. The e-mails from York just keep coming… and I’m sure that the York faculty and administrators will end up investing a hundred times more energy than the students in question saved by not bothering to cite my work properly.