Strategic Resources & Digital Publications
As the first form of interaction betweeen students and instructor, the syllabus is a critical piece of communication that warrants thoughtful design. Research indicates that more engaging, student-centered syllabi have a positive impact on student perceptions of a course and motivation to engage with the instructor.
A diversity statement is a paragraph or section in institutional, department, or course language that welcomes the range of student identities, experiences, and perspectives, particularly those that have been traditionally marginalized. The diversity statement signals belief that all students belong, have value, and bring unique perspectives worthy of consideration.
Teaching Excellence at Yale
Teaching Excellence at Yale, previously distributed to all faculty during the academic year, highlighted teaching practices of individual faculty members from across departments and schools, supplemented with relevant research and resources that are available to instructors through the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning.