University of Pennsylvania students registering for fall classes later this month can base their selections on more than just paragraph-long descriptions on Penn InTouch: During advance registration, professors from Penn's 12 schools will be able to upload syllabi through a centralized repository system, reports the Daily Pennsylvanian. The initiative to put syllabi online was developed by the Student Committee on Undergraduate Education (SCUE) in 2005. It is expected to be ready for students in time for registration for fall 2009 classes. "It really empowers students to make educated decisions about the courses they want to take and encourages them to...

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