Presentation Title

Connecting with Your Students through Your Syllabus

Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

Syllabi are often viewed simply as a contract between the instructor and students. As such, syllabi can be uninviting and unhelpful for learning. It’s not surprising that students do not read the syllabus, nor that instructors mention it in passing. Drawing on research and experience, we know that a learning syllabus can foster deeper course understanding and student engagement in online and f2f learning spaces. In this session, participants will consider the learning syllabus as a means for engaging with students and for helping instructors connect with learners and learning. The presenters draw on the “SUCCESS” model (Heath and Heath, 2006), on inclusion strategies, and learning syllabus research to propose syllabus development aiming to foster engagement and learning. The presenters will share templates and resources to consult in revising your syllabus.

Start Date

8-3-2017 3:00 PM

End Date

8-3-2017 4:00 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Ilene Alexander & Mary Jetter are Education Program Specialists at UMN's Center for Educational Innovation. Ilene teaches in the Preparing Future Faculty program, and offers an open boundary participatory seminar on Inclusive Intercultural Learning & Teaching. Mary teaches in the International TA program and consults with faculty on a variety of topics, including online learning.

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Aug 3rd, 3:00 PM Aug 3rd, 4:00 PM

Connecting with Your Students through Your Syllabus

Syllabi are often viewed simply as a contract between the instructor and students. As such, syllabi can be uninviting and unhelpful for learning. It’s not surprising that students do not read the syllabus, nor that instructors mention it in passing. Drawing on research and experience, we know that a learning syllabus can foster deeper course understanding and student engagement in online and f2f learning spaces. In this session, participants will consider the learning syllabus as a means for engaging with students and for helping instructors connect with learners and learning. The presenters draw on the “SUCCESS” model (Heath and Heath, 2006), on inclusion strategies, and learning syllabus research to propose syllabus development aiming to foster engagement and learning. The presenters will share templates and resources to consult in revising your syllabus.