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Creating and Distributing Your Syllabus
Last month the Rock Creek TLC hosted a syllabus construction workshop, presented by Stephanie Yorba (Spanish) and Morgan Lindberg (Japanese). The workshop made me rethink several areas of my syllabus and I wanted to pass along some information as we look towards winter term.
Creating the Syllabus
- Be sure you know the latest syllabus requirements for PCC
- Considering the weather winter term, you might want to add information on how to sign up for Flash Alert for closure information
- Have you ever considered an infographic syllabus?
- Try to make your syllabus as digestible and approachable as possible
Distributing the Syllabus
- You might want to consider distributing it to your class by email before the class begins
- Rather than reading the syllabus to your students, ask them what they think is important and find it in the syllabus together
- You can also students work in groups to read different parts of the syllabus and report back to the class on their section
- In D2L you can create a syllabus quiz, and not open the rest of the course content to the student until they complete it
- You might want to emphasize the disability statement in class, and let them know there is an online application to get started with Disability Services
- As much as we would like to be green, it is usually a good idea to give out a paper copy of the syllabus in class on the first day
- Teaching Through the Syllabus Shock
- Writing a Syllabus
- The Syllabus: Creative Syllabi
- The Syllabus: Jack of all Trades, Master of None
- The Two-Purpose Syllabus
- Syllabus Development Tutorial
- Best Practices in Syllabus Writing
- How Do I Create an Effective Syllabus?
- 5 Steps to a Good Syllabus
- Using a Syllabus Quiz to Reinforce Course Expectations
Thank you Stephanie and Morgan for the information and the additional resources! If you have any other resources or syllabus ideas, please add them in the comments section.