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UNH Prof. Fired For Altering Another Faculty Member’s Student Evaluations

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DURHAM, N.H. (CBS/AP) — An associate professor at the University of New Hampshire has been fired for altering student evaluations of another faculty member.

The university said Thursday that Marco Dorfsman, who teaches Spanish, admitted to intentionally lowering the other faculty member’s evaluations.

“This serious breach of ethical standards constitutes moral turpitude that cannot be tolerated at UNH,” the school said in a statement.

Provost John Aber made the decision to fire Dorfsman after the faculty Senate’s Professional Standards Committee unanimously agreed that Dorfsman’s conduct was a serious breach of ethical standards that corrupted an important evaluation process.

The school noted that administrators rely on student evaluations when deciding on continued employment for instructors.

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