A learner-centered syllabus helps students understand what they need to do in order to be successful in the course, warns students of potential pitfalls and how to avoid them, and explains the instructor’s rationale for course structure and assignments. 

The LTC blog has tackled several aspects of creating a syllabus: 

Familiarize yourself with relevant academic regulations when creating your syllabus.

Sample syllabus statements about academic support, accommodations for disabilities, and inclusion and access to course materials.

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Articles about Syllabus Design: