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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@jonbecker Couldn't agree more. Thus far, I'm not impressed. That the state's AG has had to step in is a very bad omen.
Still no decisive action from #UVA. Many expressions of concern and sorrow. The time for bold steps is now. @terrysulli @UVA
#UVA is now in crisis mode. I just got an email from the alumni association inviting me to use a campus owned forum to express my views.
It's time for bold steps at my alma mater, #UVA. @terrysulli
@jselingo @UMaryWash's new convergence center does all that and more. @jmcclurken
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