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Old 12-18-2021, 05:45 PM
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A professor hid a cash prize on campus. All students had to do was read the syllabus

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/12/18/u...rnd/index.html

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(CNN)With every new college semester, students are faced with multiple syllabuses outlining the subjects in their classes.

But do students read them thoroughly? One Tennessee professor put it to the test.

Kenyon Wilson is the associate head of performing arts at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and decided to put an Easter egg in the syllabus for his music seminar class this past semester.

The hint read: "Thus (free to the first who claims; locker one hundred forty-seven; combination fifteen, twenty-five, thirty-five), students may be ineligible to make up classes and ..."

This would have led students to a locker that contained a $50 bill, free to the first student to claim it.

But at the end of the semester, when he went to check the locker, the bill was still there.
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Old 12-18-2021, 07:43 PM
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Ha! Am I surprised? No, because I taught 2 college classes this fall.
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Old 12-18-2021, 11:20 PM
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Yea, not a surprise at all. I can't honestly say I've ever read a syllabus the whole way through
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Exactly how long are most syllabus lately? I don't remember any of mine being more than a page long.

But good on the professor, for being so clever!
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Had I read the clue, from the way it reads I'd have at least been curious and questioned the professor whether it was a misprint by the typist. Wonder whether a few of his students just assumed it was a misprint.
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Exactly how long are most syllabus lately? I don't remember any of mine being more than a page long.

But good on the professor, for being so clever!
The one I was required to do for an adjunct course I taught at the community college level was seven pages. We were required to follow a template which included the grading scale, emergency procedures, Title IX procedures- on and on and on. It was ridiculous. The part that actually mattered to my specific course was one page.
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