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Developing a Course Syllabus - 7/26/17

The course syllabus is an essential component of your course and should be thorough, precise, and clear. Since the syllabus is often one of the first means of communication between you and your students, it should set the tone for the entire semester. The ultimate goal of a well-designed syllabus, therefore, is to inform students about what is expected of them throughout the semester by outlining content, policies, and due dates. In essence, the syllabus acts as a road map to help students navigate the course. In this workshop, we discussed key elements of a course syllabus, possibilities for design layout, and provided a checklist to help you create a well-organized and complete course syllabus.