A well-designed syllabus is key to a successful course. The complete and engaging syllabus can act both as a contract with students and as a roadmap for what students should know, value, and be able to do by the end of the course. In this workshop, instructors will practice utilizing a syllabus rubric to review sample syllabi. We will discuss elements of course design, including well-crafted grading, attendance, technology, and participation policies. The workshop culminates in the use of the syllabus rubric for instructors to analyze and revise their current syllabus, and a post-workshop one-on-one consultation with a Koehler Center faculty developer to help instructors as they revise their syllabus.
By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:
Apply the syllabus evaluation rubric to review sample policies and syllabi.
Identify and discuss elements of syllabus design, including: well-crafted outcomes and policies (i.e. grading, attendance, technology, and participation).
Evaluate essential components of a well-crafted syllabus in order to inform the development of your own syllabus.
This workshop meets Koehler Center Outcomes 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 2.1, and 2.2.