I alerted the students in my Western Civ course to the decision by the folks at Middlebury College to ban Wikipedia from being cited in essays. Here’s what some of my students had to say in response.
Professor Kelly, I think it’s great that you’re using Wikipedia as your Western Civ “textbook”. And for whatever it’s worth, from the perspective of a PhD student at one of those many other university who don’t focus on teaching except as an extra-curricular activity, I absolutely agree with your take on the “bad habits” about which CC leaders complain.
I promised some time ago to let you know how my own Wikipedia assignments went:
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If one country can try to send half of its students abroad, we should be setting similar goals for our universities. insidehighered.com/news/2014/11/1…
@CabreraAngel I say go for it!
The @chronicle on events at #UVA: m.chronicle.com/article/Tradit…
I hope the BOV at #UVA will continue with its transparent decision making in the current crisis. Transparency is never a bad thing.
Does your university have a good connection with local community colleges? I'd love to hear about it. #studentsuccess
@mdemanto Congratulations! And thanks.
@washingtonpost columnists ask, what did they know and when did they know it? #UVA wapo.st/1FrwK74
"The status quo is not acceptable." #uva flip.it/PznvC
@patrick_mj Sure. But right now the policy is suspension not expulsion. That has to change for the rest to matter, no?