Tag: Syllabus

Rethink the Syllabus

Faculty Focus Setting the Tone

We often think of the syllabus as a contract between faculty and student. Dr. Lolita Paff, Professor of Business and Economics at Penn State Berks, thinks  this may actually foster a negative learning environment. In Mary Bart’s A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the tone for Learnings she describes another approach to the syllabus that she thinks creates a better beginning …

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Free Live Seminar: Changing the Conversation about the Syllabus

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You are invited to join a free thirty-minute seminar on “Changing the Conversation about the Syllabus” from Magna Publications: Tuesday, 10 AM AK time, March 31. This presentation will discuss the syllabus and ask questions such as: What is the purpose of the syllabus? How might you deepen the conversation with students about your syllabus? How …

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Tech Tuesday: Bb’s Adaptive Release Combined with a Syllabus Quiz–Powerful!

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Is the syllabus really an integral part of your course? Does knowledge of the syllabus actually improve student performance? Yesterday’s post described some of the things that faculty put into a “Start Here” or “Getting Started” orientation module, today, let’s take a closer look at a syllabus quiz, and why that might be included in …

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