Main Nav

We now have a policy requiring that we maintain syllabi for all courses.  The syllabi are required to be delivered to students at the beginning of the course.  This policy was put in place to improve student success, and also to ease the process of accreditation, as accreditation bodies need to refer to these.  Also, these syllabi are required to be stored permanently.  We use Blackboard, but our Blackboard expert surprisingly didn’t think that the syllabi could be extracted to satisfy the permanent storage requirement.

 

Is anyone else tackling this problem?  If so, how?

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Comments

Our legislators in the State of Texas mandated a couple of years ago that all faculty curricula vitae be available by the 7th day of the semester as well as all course syllabi.  Therefore, all public institutions in Texas have them on their web site.  Ours is located here: http://hb2504.collin.edu/.
 
They could not be stored in the LMS because they have to be accessible to students and parents.
 
Dave

 
David Hoyt
Chief Information Systems Officer
 
  Collin College     
  Collin Higher  Education Center
  3452 Spur 399
  McKinney, TX  75069
 
P - 972.599.3133   F - 972.599.3131
>>> On 8/31/2012 at 2:43 PM, in message <2C79EC39EAB9384AB69D70FDADBB00560274EE@CC-X10MBX1.ad.uic.edu>, "Shalla, Kevin" <kshalla@UIC.EDU> wrote:

We now have a policy requiring that we maintain syllabi for all courses.  The syllabi are required to be delivered to students at the beginning of the course.  This policy was put in place to improve student success, and also to ease the process of accreditation, as accreditation bodies need to refer to these.  Also, these syllabi are required to be stored permanently.  We use Blackboard, but our Blackboard expert surprisingly didn't think that the syllabi could be extracted to satisfy the permanent storage requirement.

 

Is anyone else tackling this problem?  If so, how?

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Thanks, that’s one way we’re considering.  The downside is that the formatting is inconsistent, and faculty might leave out certain sections we require by policy.

 

Ours is a very labor intensive process.  Our deans review and approve the full-time faculty's syllabi and the chairs review and approve the associate faculty's syllabi.  Once approved, it is forwarded to administrative staff in the Provost's office for creation of PDF's and then on to my WebServices staff to load on the web site.
 
Dave

>>> On 8/31/2012 at 4:06 PM, in message <2C79EC39EAB9384AB69D70FDADBB005602791F@CC-X10MBX1.ad.uic.edu>, "Shalla, Kevin" <kshalla@UIC.EDU> wrote:

Thanks, that's one way we're considering.  The downside is that the formatting is inconsistent, and faculty might leave out certain sections we require by policy.