My department has been told that there's a slim chance that if we make a good case and offer acceptable alternatives, we may be able to eliminate APs. So I have two questions for CMers, especially in the humanities.
1. I know that college admissions staff look at APs on applicants' transcripts, but how do professors feel about them? Do you find students with AP credit in your fields to be well-prepared? Are AP courses in the humanities truly "college level"? Really any feedback you have would be helpful.
2. Can you point me toward any resources on humanities APs, either pro or con, that don't focus on college admissions, but rather the quality of the course? I'm having a helluva time researching this issue, because I can't ask anyone in the AP community or at my school without outing myself as, at best, an "attitude problem." Also, most people who are involved with the program are pretty serious ETS Kool-Aid drinkers. I can find journalistic content easily, but actual scholarship has been harder to come by. Plus, I love CM and always enjoy the misery and the comments, and I trust this group to give me some thoughtful, straight-shooting, miserable goodness.
Thank you very, very much.