- Letters to Editor
BY: ZEYNAB DAY
Numbers regarding access and uploads of the recently added Syllabi Index function to EKU Direct indicates a successful rollout.
The Syllabi Index gives students a chance to browse syllabi from previous semesters prior to class enrollment.
Madelyn Street said she received numbers from Information Technology showing the Syllabi Index was accessed 5,189 times as of last week and 3,889 syllabi were downloaded by students.
“It’s been a lot more successful than we thought and hopefully it will continue in that direction,” Street said.
Kendall Combs, 18, anthropology major from Richmond said the Index was very helpful and easy to navigate.
“I felt it was very simple,” said Combs. “It allowed me to know what was going on in the class on a week to week basis.”
The Syllabi Index enables students to review information that is otherwise unavailable, such as course information including; detailed course goals, content overview and coursework.
Marcus Houston, psychology major from Pikeville said he used the Syllabi when considering an 18-hour course load, to help him determine whether such a schedule would be favorable for him.
“It actually helped a great deal,” said Houston. “I was able to judge my classes accordingly.”
Kelly McGowan, 18, nursing major said she feels the Syllabi Index is a great tool for students researching classes prior to registration.
McGowan, who is also a voting member for the Student Activities Council said it was talked about very positively in the SGA, and they found the first weeks successful but they would like to encourage more professors to make past syllabi available.
“I know last week we talked about how some professors weren’t on in and we were going to them to ask them to upload them,” McGowan said.
The Syllabi Index is accessible though EKU Direct under Student Services and Financial Aid.