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Build a Better Syllabus
Workshop Thursday, August 18 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Student Services East 1401
Syllabi serve several important purposes – not only do they give students their first
glimpse of course goals, requirements and policies, but they can set the tone for
the entire course by conveying faculty expectations for student learning and enthusiasm
for course content. What does your syllabus say about you?
In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss the components of an exemplary learner-centered
syllabus, including writing effective learning outcome statements and making documents
accessible for all students. We will also discuss strategies for getting students
to READ the syllabus. Participants need to bring three hard copies of a current syllabus
(can be for any course).