Faculty Failure

At colleges and universities faculty are responsible for the curriculum.  In the University of Wisconsin System it is the law.  The faculty are still mostly in charge of the curriculum that gives credit but they have turned a blind eye to a second curriculum that has sprung up from other agencies in the university.  Campus Reform has an example:

The Foundation for Success, which is overseen by the UMN Department of Housing & Residential Life,  aims to “help students achieve their personal and academic goals and become well-rounded individuals,” and pledges that “each student will have an inclusive and engaged community experience” in UMN residence halls.

Read the whole thing.  It is a second curriculum.  The university requires the curriculum to be approved by the faculty.  Faculty at UMN and elsewhere should be ashamed but most support such silliness.

 

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