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:
- Constructing syllabi for the new term
- Small course modifications that can help all students succeed
- Electronic devices in the classroom
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.
- University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
- The Learning Scientists blog post on preparing a learning-focused syllabus
- The Tulane University accessible syllabus project