Professors told to be mindful of students’ locations when teaching online courses

September 16, 2020
Professors at Canadian universities are being told to be mindful of their students’ locations when considering course content, says Joe Friesen of The Globe and Mail. Students taking online courses from Canadian universities while living in China or other countries with internet censorship may not be able to access some course materials or may have their internet monitored. Friesen reports that the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) noted that this is an important issue with “implications for equity and academic freedom.” “Professors very much want to maintain standards of excellence while understanding that some students may be in danger if they access course materials,” said UTFA president Terezia Zoric.  The Globe and Mail  (International)