Would you like to increase student motivation? How about engagement? Would you like students to discover the value of your course, recognize the knowledge and skills they will learn, or understand how an expert approaches your discipline? What if you could do all these things before your students ever set foot in the classroom? Recent research from the Center for Teaching Excellence suggests relatively simple changes to your syllabus can do all these things—and more! In this interactive session, you’ll explore 1) differences between traditional and learning-focused syllabi and 2) a CTE-developed rubric to qualify and quantify the differences.