Syllabi costs mount on college campuses

No colleges surveyed used commercial syllabus systems.

The unnoticed costs of syllabi management might make campus budget hawks break a sweat.

Colleges and universities spend an average of $272,674 every year on creating, printing, and distributing syllabi, a new report suggests, and while higher education shifts to online platforms for many aspects of administration and learning, syllabus management still involves plenty of paper.

The report, published last week by The Syllabus Institute, a website run by syllabus technology maker Intellimedia, analyzes the myriad financial and employee costs of making and updating syllabi and handing them out to thousands of students.…Read More