Change in the Classroom

TitleChange in the Classroom
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAmerican Sociological Association,
PublisherAmerican Sociological Association
AbstractA new assistant professor, after attending a conference on teaching, decides to make a number of changes to the syllabus of his class midway through the semester that effects the format of the class and a number of assignments. The students complain, arguing that the syllabus is, in essence, a legal contract and that therefore the students in the course have a right to expect no major changes to be made. Is this a correct view of a syllabus? What are the duties of the professor in this situation? Includes expert commentary.
OEC Unique IdentifierAmerican Sociological Association, Teaching Ethics Throughout the Curriculum
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