Make it Great: Syllabus Nuts and Bolts Every Instructor Can Use

Most college instructors have not received formal training in how to put together an effective and user-friendly course syllabus. And, instructors often inherit syllabi language that may not accurately represent their course, may be out-of-date, and may not provide students with the key information they need to be successful. Whether you teach face-to-face or online, join us for this one-hour “syllabus tune-up” session that will give you a head start on your fall course planning!

After completing this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the primary purposes and key components for effective course syllabi;
  • Identify specific UofL policies, procedures, and resources regarding course syllabi; and
  • Create language and shortcuts that will make your syllabus more accessible and user friendly for all students, whether face-to-face, hybrid, or online.

Session Date

  • 3/30/2016

    Wednesday, 12-1 p.m.
    Delphi Center Lab

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Presenter Bio

Sara M. Fulmer, Ph.D., is the program manager for faculty development at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. Sara has facilitated interventions to help teachers understand student motivation and to design instruction that supports student motivation and learning. Her research also examines students' motivation when engaging in challenging learning activities, and how we can support their motivation in these contexts. Sara has taught in K–6 and college classrooms. As a fitness instructor, she enjoys motivating others to continually challenge themselves.

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