Designing a Syllabus to Promote Student Learning

This workshop will help you design an effective, learning-centered syllabus that encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning.

Workshop Assessment Report

A student’s first impression of a course is often formed by looking at the course syllabus. A well-designed syllabus can facilitate student learning by explaining:

  • what you want students to learn;
  • how the assignments will help them meet your expectations; and
  • how they will be evaluated.

The workshop leaders will recommend steps to create a syllabus and describe the elements of a successful syllabus. Participants will have time to interact and begin drafting/revising a syllabus. Bring a copy of a syllabus that you’d like to revise or a copy of a course description/outline.

Date/time/location: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 12:00 noon-1:15 PM, KUY 106