Creating Course Documents with the Student in Mind A Hands-on Syllabus Workshop

Spring 2022


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Many professors argue the syllabus is the most important document for students to read and utilize throughout the semester. In the University Writing Center, we encounter a wide variety of course documents. We have seen how well-written syllabi can help students achieve goals and succeed in class. In this workshop, we invite you to rethink your syllabus with the student in mind. This workshop will help you craft a document that is user-friendly and helpful to students by asking you to consider design, organization, language, and content. Whether you are a new graduate teaching assistant writing a syllabus for the first time or a veteran instructor looking to freshen an existing syllabus, this hands-on workshop will give you the tools you need to craft a useful document for your students. If you have an existing syllabus you want to revise, we ask you to have it available during the workshop.


This is a Zoom workshop.

You will receive a Zoom meeting link the day before the workshop.

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