A well-crafted syllabus invites you to think more intentionally about pedagogy. It allows you to center one of the course’s most important orienting experiences around your students and their learning. Rather than just a form of policies and procedures, a syllabus can be beautiful and a learning tool for your teaching.
This 20-Minute Mentor provides plenty of aha moments to punch up your syllabi. Learn how to transform them from long, boring, and text-laden documents to something elegant and engaging that your students will want to read.
Upon completion of this program, you’ll be able to:
• Identify the purpose of the syllabus for learners and instructors
• Recognize the role of the syllabus as a powerful course-learning tool within the course design process
• Craft a syllabus that establishes pedagogical intent
• Incorporate font, layout, and graphic choices to elegantly display necessary course elements and communicate those with the student