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Accessible Syllabus

This website from Tulane University contains a number of resources related to syllabus accessibility, including: ideas for using images ways to make text more accessible in your syllabus rhetoric that makes for a more accessible syllabus policy considerations when trying to design…

An Easier Way of Teaching Writing (and Literature!) in...

View the presentation and resources from the TLC Workshop, “An Easier Way of Teaching Writing (and Literature!) in the Foreign Languages,” February 24, 2016. Presented by Dr. Tina Boyer and Dr. Alyssa Howards, Department of German and Russian. This workshop is based…

Dr. Tina Boyer and Dr. Alyssa Howards

Promoting Effective Classroom Participation

This resource discusses classroom participation and strategies to make classroom participation more effective. The article addresses the need to define what we mean by “participation”, how to encourage participation, and ideas for assessing participation. Read Promoting Effective Classroom Participation

Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo

“Why Are We Doing This?” Establishing Relevance to Enhance...

A short blog post by Jeff Fox, to the Faculty Focus blog discussion practices you can implement to help students establish relevance of the course content and activities. Read “Why Are We Doing This?” Establishing Relevance to Enhance Student Learning

Jeff Fox

Syllabus Design

This resource contains materials from a workshop on Syllabus Design offered by USC’s Center for Excellence in Teaching. The event description is as follows: A well-designed syllabus featuring strong and achievable learning objectives is the key to a successful course….

Center for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California

Syllabus Design

This article from Brigham Young University’s Center for Teaching & Learning provides a variety of resources for creating a learning-centered syllabus, including elements of a learning-centered syllabus, resources, and additional resources for understanding the definition/distinction of a learning-centered syllabus from…

Center for Teaching & Learning, Brigham Young University

Course Planning

A summary to the course planning process by the Center for Instructional Technology at Duke University. “A systematic course planning process can help make your teaching more fulfilling and less time-consuming. There are a variety of methods used by different…

Center for Instructional Technology at Duke University

Planning a Course

A resource put together by the Teaching Center at Washington University outlining the process for planning a course, from determining course goals and content, developing teaching methods and tools, and determining how you will evaluate student learning. View Planning a…

The Teaching Center at Washington University in St. Louis

Course Planning

A large collection of tips put together by University of the Sciences. Includes topics, such as the planning process, depth vs. breadth, preparing course syllabi, in-class activities, and summarizing and using feedback on your courses.

University of the Sciences

How to Gamify Your Course and Make Your Teaching...

Presentation for the TLC by T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Games offer many effective tools for motivating players to learn and practice and develop skills. Learning? Practice? Skill development? That’s what teaching is all about! During this workshop, Dr. Gellar-Goad…

Dr. T.H.M. Gellar-Goad, Department of Classical Languages

Designing Courses for Significant Learning Self-Directed Guide

The following is a link to a downloadable, self-directed guide (pdf format) which provides a systematic process for designing courses. The guide was created by L. Dee Fink, author of, Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses….

Write the Syllabus

This comprehensive article from The Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University is broken into four sections (each containing many links to other references): What’s in a syllabus? When should you write your syllabus? General…

Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation, Carnegie Mellon

What Does Your Syllabus Say About You and Your...

This article by Maryellen Weimer comes from the Teaching Professor Blog, August 24, 2011. Weimer, is also the author of Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. In particular, Weimer addresses the tone you’re trying to set, as well as…

Maryellen Weimer

Creating a Learning-Centered Syllabus

This article from Brigham Young University’s Center for Teaching and Learning focuses on the creation of a learning-centered syllabus, one that “focuses on the needs of the students and their learning process, including specific information that facilitates their academic success“….

Center for Teaching & Learning, Brigham Young University

Syllabus Design for Graduate Teaching Assistants

This listing of resources, offered by the University of Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching is geared toward graduate teaching assistants. It includes general articles on syllabus design as well as examples specific to graduate students. View Syllabus Design…

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

Syllabus Design Tutorial

This self-paced tutorial from the University of Minnesota’s, Center for Teaching and Learning, covers the basics of syllabus design. It is divided into nine sections, which can be viewed in any order preferred. View Syllabus Design Tutorial

Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota