Death to the syllabus: Long live the CBU syllabus policy

Event Type: 
Book Club Meeting
Event Date: 
September 9, 2010
Event Time: 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

The idea of a book club is to have interested people read a potentially controversial piece and then get together for a discussion.  In this case, the new CBU syllabus policy will be discussed along with Mano Singham’s provocative article “Death to the Sylalbus.” An optional, third reading will be Bardiac’ blog entry, “Syllabus Hell.” All this, just in time to write your syllabus for the coming term.


The Readings:

Course Design & Planning

Construction of Course Syllabi

As a new term begins, faculty members are preparing syllabi for their courses.  This tip provides advice on elements that might be included in the typical course syllabus. 

Course Goals & Objectives: A tip on focusing your students on the important stuff

As you go through the process of developing a course, a lesson, etc., one challenge is to keep the students focused on what is important, and what you want them to get out of the course. It is also important to use your time in class to the best advantage. One idea that you might find helpful is to spend a few moments planning course goals and objectives. It sounds simple or even obvious, but once you really get to thinking about it, you will likely find that some surprising ideas come to mind.  Naturally, you want to det

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