West Liberty University students and parents are questioning one professor after she reportedly issued a syllabus that filtered student’s research options.
Stephanie Wolfe’s syllabus highlights which sources students should use in a political science course. Among those, students are asked not to use are The Onion, an openly fictitious parody of real-life news, and Fox News, a professional news organization.
WLU President Robin Capehart was on Fox News Thursday afternoon to give his stance on the situation.
“This is a case where we obviously have a concern because as much as we will protect the academic freedom of the professor, we’ll also protect the academic freedom of our students to go out and find as many sources as possible,” said Capehart. “So obviously we were concerned.”
Oh the Stupid- IT BURNS! (Thanks for the phrase, Scott Bailey). Come on people, defending the use of clearly biased sources or purely fictional ones and calling it academic freedom????? COME ON! What next, firing a Prof for calling Wikipedia an unreliable research source because, you know, it is!
Oh the stupid… it burns…
- Lib West Virginia Prof Tells Students They Can’t Use FOX News in Her Class (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Professor bans Fox News as citing reference at West Liberty University (upi.com)
- Professor’s syllabus bars students from using Fox News for assignment (insidehighered.com)