Selected Bibliography

(2001). Creating an effective online syllabus. In Teaching Online, A Practical Guide (Chapter 4). Houghton Mifflin. Retrieved February 18, 2009.

This chapter provides a broad overview of information to include in a course syllabus. The bulk of this work focuses on constructing a syllabus for an online or blended class format.

(2009). Thriving at Simpson: A guide for faculty [PDF document]. Retrieved February 7, 2009, from

This resource was developed by Simpson College as a guide for new faculty. While some of its content is institution-specific, the majority of the information it provides is applicable to a variety of constituents.

Altman, H. B., & Cashin, W. E. (1992). Writing a syllabus. Idea Paper (No 27). Retrieved February 6, 2009, from ERIC database.

This article focuses on the major content areas of a syllabus and offers suggested improvements to consider when constructing a syllabus.

Grunert O’Brien, J., Millis, B. J., & Cohen, M. W. (2008). The course syllabus: A learning-centered approach (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

This text provides the reader with an understanding of the need for creating a learning-centered syllabus. It is an excellent source of examples and additional resources for faculty and instructors.

Syllabus Guidelines: Selected Web Resources

Components of a Learning-Centered Syllabus (University of Delaware Center for Teaching Effectiveness)

Designing an Effective Learning-Centered Syllabus (University of Delaware Center for Teaching Effectiveness)

Distance Learning Syllabus Guidelines (Austin Community College)

Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee Syllabus Guidelines (Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute)

Syllabus Checklist (University of Minnesota Center for Teaching and Learning)

Syllabus Example – Classroom Course (Honolulu Community College)

Syllabus Guidelines (Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne School of Visual and Performing Arts)

Syllabus Guidelines (University of Maryland Faculty Handbook of Policies and Resources)

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