Chances are, if you’re a current or incoming student at Washington University, you like to get ahead. Over the summer, many students click the seemingly helpful “view syllabus” button underneath each class on WebSTAC, only to be met with an all too familiar phrase: “No syllabus was found for this specific section,” or even “Professor: TBA.”
The new Syllabi Central website, created by senior Jake Novick and junior Joseph Marcus allows students to upload syllabi from their former classes. The site has been up and running for two weeks. While the recent launch of the Student Union-sponsored website is a great idea that can benefit students and faculty, it will fail without participation from the entire Wash. U. community.
Student Union Senators Joseph Marcus and Jake Novick have invented SyllabiCentral, a Web site that gathers syllabi from different University courses in one central location in order to give students a better sense of what classes offer.
Two SU Senators, junior Jake Novick and sophomore Joseph Marcus, are currently attempting to gather course syllabi in an online format that would allow Wash. U. students to gain deeper insight into the content and format of potential courses before registration.