November 17, 2014—Modify the RBB algorithm for teaching revenue so that it increases linearly with enrollment for courses with up to about 20 students, but thereafter grows more slowly for enrollments between 20 and 50 students, and levels off for enrollments above 50. Such an algorithm would motivate deans and department chairs to break up courses which currently have only large lecture sections into smaller sections (as is now being done in ISELAB), and/or to add discussion sections with about 20 students in each taught by Teaching Assistants, who would be graduate students or even advanced undergraduates. By decreasing typical class sizes, UD will improve its ranking by US News & World Report and other organizations which rank universities.

John D. Morgan, Physics & Astronomy

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