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Associated Student Government

University of Arkansas

ASG Senate Resolution No. 60

Author: Senator James Wesolowski

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Sponsors: Senator Mark Cameron, Senator Wil Cheatham, Senator Morgan

Farmer, Senator Joe Kieklak, Senator Hayley Noga

A Resolution in Support of an Online Syllabus Database

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Whereas,

It is important for students to have sufficient information about

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course content prior to registration in order to most effectively

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choose their classes; and

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Whereas,

The course catalog and, consequently, ISIS do not always provide

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an adequate description of courses; and

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Whereas,

Departments do not always provide students with materials

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explaining course offerings in detail; and

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Whereas,

It is recognized that asking instructors or departments to provide

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syllabi far in advance of the beginning of the term is not feasible;

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and

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Whereas,

The University of Georgia provides a website containing past syllabi

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at http://syllabi.uga.edu that demonstrates a useful way for

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students to get additional information without an undue burden on

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the faculty; then

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Be it therefore resolved:

The students of the University of Arkansas

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support the creation of a website, with a link on

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the ISIS homepage, referred to as a syllabus

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database; and

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Be it further resolved:

The syllabus database will contain previous

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syllabi used for each course; and

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Be it further resolved:

Under such a system, syllabi would be

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uploaded by each department for each course

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offered during the Spring 2013 semester and

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each academic term thereafter; and

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Be it further resolved:

The syllabi contained in the syllabus database

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are nonbinding and would only provide an

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Legislation Status:
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Nay
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Mike Norton, ASG Chair of the Senate
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Tori Pohlner, ASG President
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example of course content and assessment in
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past semesters; and
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Be it further resolved:
The Associated Student Government supports
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the presentation of this resolution to Faculty
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Senate before the end of the Spring 2013
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semester.
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Official Use Only
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Amendments:
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Vote Count:
Aye

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