With classes beginning Aug. 22, now is a good time to start thinking about freshening up your syllabus for upcoming courses. The Center for Teaching, Learning and Design is hosting a professional development opportunity for faculty members to rethink and revise their syllabi for the fall.
The syllabus is often the students’ first impression of a class. Creating an exciting, motivating syllabus can be enough to keep a student enrolled in the class, while a syllabus with harsh language and confusing instructions can be enough for a student to want to drop a course.
The workshop will have interactive, discussion-based sessions and incorporate studies and student feedback to explore key changes that can be made to the syllabus to help motivate students and support their learning. Possible syllabus changes will be explored using an equity-based lens.
There are two identical sessions offered, one in person that takes place Aug. 2 from 1-3 p.m. in Central Classroom Room 107. The virtual session will be held Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. until noon.