In today's Pope Center piece, Jane Shaw writes about a favorable development at one of the UNC-system schools, Fayetteville State, which has adopted a policy of requiring professors to post their syllabi online. That's an idea the Pope Center has been advocating for some time. It's not uncommon for students to sign up for a course, only to later find out that the course title doesn't match up very well with what the prof intends to cover. Perhaps this policy will reduce the tendency among professors to use what should be a broad course to cover whatever their current research interests happen to be, educational malpractice that serves students poorly.
- August 09, 2010