Beyond that, it didn't matter whether it was easy or hard. The university did not count the hours towards my degree requirement. I took it because the Navy required it, but it didn't move me any closer to graduation. That's very different than the current situation at UNC where it appears the course is part of the system that's in place to support eligibility requirements.
Wow. I never even imagined receiving college credit for one of the essential goals in a college student's life.
I wonder how much more focused/productive our thousands of hours of ad hoc laboratory sessions would have been if we followed a course outline?
On second thought, perhaps it was better for some (cough, cough) that prospective "selectees" were less well-informed of the process.
“This has all of the ingredients of a major academic violation because it is so systematic over a long period of time. I feel certain that the NCAA is planning on inviting themselves back. They simply can’t let this go.”
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/...#storylink=cpy
Jay Bilas is missing the point. Fortunately, others are not.
"This is the best of all possible worlds."
Dr. Pangloss - Candide
-Jason "this will end badly for UNC... many wins are going to be vacated and scholarships are going to be lost... in both football and basketball, I suspect" Evans
But it was a legitimate course. You had to attend class and do the work -- and it was real work. The key was the Theodore Ropp, who was a renowned Naval historian, had such a low regarded for undergrads that any show of intelligence surprised him. He was a much tougher grader for his grad students.
Again, the key point about the UNC naval studies class -- did they grade the section loaded with athletes differently than the sections filled with non-athletes? Being an easy course doesn't put it on the NCAA rader ... being easier for athletes than for non-athletes -- that is (or should be) a major violation.
Here is the grade distribution for these Naval Science Courses, which I think actually highlight the problems here...keep in mind before the 2009 they redid the courses to provide a more appropriate education.
I find it hilarious the athletes that enrolled in NAVS302 after the course was changed. Poor kids didn't know what they were walking into. LOL!
I would say most of the NAVS courses are probably crib courses these kids were steered into, but the Spring 2007 one is the one that can get Carolina into hot water since a different syllabus was used, the professor talked to Academic Support who in turned pushed 30 kids into that course.
GPAs under Newnam: 2.69, 2.38, and (drumroll please) 1.93.
GPAs under Gramlisch: 3.8, 3.54, 3.85, and 3.84.
Wow. Definitely should check ratemyprofessor.com before signing up for THAT course
BTW - I came back to this thread because I saw this quite entertaining column today:
Nice Q&A from the Raleigh N&O today from the editor:
Not leaving until the game is over.
I remember asking question like that when I was about 8 years old. "Mom, I wasn't talking in class, the teacher just doesn't like me". "Mom everyone else was doing it, the teacher just picked on me"....
Boo hooo hooo!
"I am a graduate of UniversityNonCompliance. But college affiliations are irrelevant to our work. Our reporters and editors set aside their personal histories and work without fear or favor."
(bold print is mine)
Not leaving until the game is over.
More ugly, ugly, ugly allegations of academic fraud.
Highsmith was never suspended or disciplined at all by the UNC football team. Heck, he played against us last night.
As the spring 2011 semester wound to a close, UNC-Chapel Hill football player Erik Highsmith had nothing to show for the blog students were supposed to contribute to for a communications class, his instructor said. The blog accounted for 30 percent of a student’s grade.
Highsmith wrote two posts in seven days. The first was about poultry farming, the second about people and pets.
Very little of either post was in his own words.
The first entry was virtually identical to a passage on an education website written by four 11-year-olds for their peers. The second mirrored much of an essay someone posted on Urch.com, a website that helps people prepare for the SAT, GRE and other college entry exams.
-Jason "the article contains more incidents and blatant plagiarism involving other players too" Evans
Martin's "investigation" is also obviously a publicity sham. They don't have time to look into whether or to there was rampant plagiarism? Isn't that the whole point of an investigation into academic misconduct? No, it isn't, not when the point of the investigation is simply to exist so UNC can say it investigated...something.
Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."
She did not realize that the blog for the class had been exposed on UNC-CH’s website, where a fan of rival N.C. State University found it, and contacted the N&O. The day after the N&O interviewed her, password protection was added to the site.
Don't worry...State is keeping the heat on.