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Are college course syllabi really protected by copyright?

Are college course syllabi really protected by copyright?

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Should community colleges offer bachelor's degrees in nursing?

By Harry Painter

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"Affirmative consent" rule on campus sexual assault makes its way to North Carolina

By Jesse Saffron

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Research

Faculty Teaching Loads in the UNC System
This paper by Jay Schalin, the Pope Center's director of policy analysis, explores the teaching loads of faculty in the University of North Carolina system. It finds that the university overstates the actual teaching duties of professors and recommends that the UNC Board of Governors conduct a comprehensive study of faculty workloads.

General Education at NC State
In the Pope Center's latest report, Jay Schalin, director of policy analysis, says that North Carolina State University's general education program is "deeply flawed" because students can select from courses that are "too narrow," " trivial," and often "inspired by political correctness."

General Education at UNC-Chapel Hill
This report evaluates Chapel Hill's general education program--the school's requirements for graduation outside the major subject--in light of the traditional goals of general education.

Higher Education Headlines

North Carolina

Today's the Day
The UNC-Chapel Hill board of trustees and the UNC board of governors will gather to hear investigator Kenneth Wainstein's report on the academic scandal. In Raleigh's News & Observer.

To Release or Not to Release
UNC Greensboro administrators, including outgoing president Linda Brady, say they can't release public documents about recent controversial employee firings; the News & Record says they must.

National

Heads Up
Nearly a quarter of respondents to a survey of NCAA colleges said there is no formal education on concussions at their colleges. In the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Return of Entitlement
A bipartisan group of legislators wants to restore federal aid - cut in 2012 - for students who do not have a high school diploma. On Inside Higher Ed.

"Yes Means Yes" for Credit
Colgate University students can receive physical education credit for a student-led "affirmative consent" seminar. On Campus Reform.

Opinion

How "Yes Means Yes" Works
Conor Friedersdorf of the Atlantic relates the experience of a recent grad who began college on board with "affirmative consent," but found it unrealistic and abandoned the approach.

Rape Apologia Apologist?
Robby Soave comes to the defense of Caroline Kitchens of "Factual Feminist" after a Salon writer called her a rape apologist. On Reason.com.

Students Need Philosophy Class
Students who called the lack of free condoms "part of a pattern of injustice" at Fordham, a Jesuit university, are "hopelessly confused," writes Eric Owens at the Daily Caller.

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