College bans virtual-class recording, faculty say it’s not intended to silence criticism

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(THE COLLEGE FIX) — As colleges transition to online learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, some are telling students not to record or share classroom material outside the class.

Cornell University issued such a directive last week as part of an “academic integrity” statement endorsed by the Faculty Senate and both graduate and undergraduate student governments.

The co-author of the statement, Dean of Faculty Charles Van Loan, told The College Fix it was not intended to stop students from criticizing class content and was viewpoint-neutral on its face. But he has not answered a followup query about why the no-sharing language was included in the first place.

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