By Paul A. Djupe
Do you teach a course on religion and politics, public life, or law? Could you please click through the (anonymous) survey link below and tell us about it? It will take you 3 minutes or less (and has been approved by my IRB).
We just want to know some basic facts — who has taught one, to how many students, and approximately how frequently – that would serve a useful function for potential R&P authors. We are always asked about this sort of thing for book prospectuses and we always have to wing it; wouldn’t it be nice to have some statistics to share? This is our chance to gather that. We’ll prepare a report that you can use to help motivate interest in your work.
Second, we would like to create a syllabus archive for R&P courses that the community can draw upon. These will be posted on the blog as they roll in. Whether you wish to share a syllabus or not, we encourage you to share some basic facts about the course(s) you teach. Doing so should take about 2-3 minutes of your time and should engender no risks to you. Of course your participation is voluntary and you can skip any question you wish, including uploading a syllabus. Clearly your syllabus will not be anonymous, but your replies to the first six questions will be held in confidence and will be anonymous if you do not provide voluntary contact information.
Thanks for sharing your experience with us. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at pdjupe <at> gmail.