Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

Syllabus (Re)Design


Faculty, Staff, Graduate & Professional Students, Postdoctoral Fellows

Event Time 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

Location of Event: 

Syllabus (Re)Design

Event Description 

The syllabus is a foundational document that is typically the first form of interaction that instructors have with their students. Research indicates that it plays a significant role in engaging students and motivating learning. Please join the Poorvu Center for an interactive workshop in which participants will have an opportunity to consider the overall course design process through the lens of their syllabus: backward design, learning outcomes, assessments, and activities in and beyond class. Yale-specific syllabus templates will be shared, and participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups and individually on their own syllabus for a fall ‘23 course or a future course. Questions the workshop will consider include: What do I want my students to know and be able to do by the end of this course? What types of assessment will best demonstrate what students have learned? What combination of in- and out-of-class activities will create a rigorous, engaging, inclusive and transformative learning experience? This half day workshop from 9-3 p.m. EDT will be offered in person. The Poorvu Center is committed to hosting inclusive and accessible events that allow all participants to fully engage. Please contact faculty.teaching@yale.edu if there are ways we can support accommodations, be aware of any dietary restrictions (if attending in person), or for questions about inclusion.. . — Event Details: https://yaleconnect.yale.edu/rsvp?id=2074122