Students sometimes have difficulties connecting daily assignments and lessons to the overall picture of the course. A visual representation of the course can help with making the connections clearer, giving students a clearer sense of purpose, and, through that, help motivate students. The workshop guided faculty through the process of thinking about a syllabus differently; the outcome will be at least a rough sketch of a drawing that can be shared with students. Participants were encouraged to share their rough drawings to get a sense how different such representations can be.
Organizer: Wiebke Kuhn, Director of Academic Technology