Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Appeals Court Sides With U. of Missouri in Fight Over Teacher-Prep Syllabi

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.

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