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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…

Teaching First-Year Students

This teaching guide, created by the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University addresses issues around teaching first-year students, including: Principles and Strategies The Myth of First-Year Enlightenment? Cognitive Challenges of the First Year Other Resources Review Teaching First-Year Students

Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning

This Faculty Focus article, by Mary Bart, discusses how a learner-centered syllabus might help you set a tone for learning in your classes. It talks about what kinds of elements you might find in a learner-centered syllabus and how long a…

Mary Bart, Faculty Focus

“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

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

Creating Your Syllabus

This article from the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan walks through the basics of creating an effective syllabus. It discusses setting goals for learning and ideas for what types of information to include….

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan