The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 27th, 2014
A federal judge has ruled that the University of Missouri system does
not have to turn over course syllabi, as they are the intellectual
property of the faculty and therefore exempt from the state’s
open-records law, the Columbia Daily Tribune reports.
The decision, handed down Tuesday, is the latest chapter in a bid by the National Council on Teacher Quality to rank teacher-preparation programs
by obtaining course syllabi and other materials from institutions
nationwide. The group sued a handful of university systems that would
not release syllabi it requested, including in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Missouri.