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Resources for Effective Teaching

Topic:  Syllabus Design

General information:
The syllabus serves a contract and permanent record that guides student-teacher relationships. Thus, it is imperative that proper measures are taken when generating your syllabus for the semester. This page is designed to provide you with information on how to effectively construct a meaningful syllabus.

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FacNet Resources – UNM faculty who are happy to help in this area:
UNM faculty have volunteered to offer one-on-one advice about syllabus design.  Contact OSET and we will make arrangements for you to meet.

Click here if you would like to volunteer your expertise to colleagues by joining FacNet.


Links to Useful Resources Outside UNM:
Teaching Tip #1: Syllabi Best Practices: This 1 page PDF offers 4 tips to developing your syllabus; Teaching and Learning Enhancement Center, Bloomsburg University.

Articles about Syllabus Design: This site features 4 articles from various universities; Carleton College.

Writing the Syllabus: This is an easy read featuring an abundant amount of helpful advice about writing a syllabus for any class; Carnegie Mellon.

Using a Rubric to Grade Your Syllabus: Now that you have completed your syllabus, use this user friendly rubric to grade your work; Center for Research on Teaching Excellence,UC Merced.