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Explore the debate and science of Syllabi.

September 29, 2014

Are Course Syllabi Covered by Copyright?

George Leef

George Leef argues that a syllabus should be a shared resource—not something kept under lock and key.

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July 1, 2013

Women and Philosophy

Tessa Carter

Will studying more female philosophers draw more women to philosophy? Dr. Wood weighs in.

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August 31, 2011

Mushrooming Syllabi

George Leef

Thomas Bertonneau discusses the reasons why course syllabi have been mushrooming over the years: students are less and less accustomed to academic work, more inclined to complain if things aren't spelled out for them in minute detail, and apt t...

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October 8, 2010

Texas Blazes the Transparency Trail

Candace de Russy

Texan professors who thrive on taxpayer funding are irate about a state law that requires them to make course content clear to students before the latter are, as Accuracy in Academia labels it,...

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August 20, 2010

Building a 21st Century Syllabus

David Clemens

Professors these days have to cover their backs when writing syllabi, writes David Clemens.

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August 9, 2010

Fayetteville State Goes for Greater Transparency

George Leef

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 Cent...

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November 23, 2009

SLO Challenge Goes to PERB

David Clemens

The November-December issue of CCA Advocate contains a front page story on how Lassen Community College is challenging Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) with the California Public Employment Relations Board: In what may be the first test...

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