Date: Friday February 24, 2012
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Deandra Little, TRC Assistant Director & Associate Professor (English)
Michael Palmer, TRC Assistant Director & Associate Professor (Chemistry)
Constructing a syllabus entails more than just matching dates to readings or assignments. It involves carefully considering a number of questions, including:
What purpose(s) does the syllabus serve? Who is it written for?
What does it convey about the instructor’s values or about what or how students will learn?
How will students use it?
In this workshop, we’ll discuss common components of effective, learner-centered syllabi and explore ways to create what Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do, calls a “promising syllabus.”
Sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center’s Tomorrow’s Professor Today Program