Presentation on theme: "STRATEGIES FOR SYLLABUS DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHING FALL SEMESTER FACILITATORS: PAMELA BAKER, PHD, DIRECTOR, CET&L, ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT."— Presentation transcript:
STRATEGIES FOR SYLLABUS DEVELOPMENT AND TEACHING FALL SEMESTER FACILITATORS: PAMELA BAKER, PHD, DIRECTOR, CET&L, ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, A&S AND THE GRADUATE SCHOOL ELIZABETH STOCKTON, PHD, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, CET&L
SESSION OUTCOMES Identify strategies for creating a stronger, more student-centered syllabus Articulate “What is the value-added of this course” or “What will my students be able to do or understand five years from now” Articulate the content/concepts you intend to cover with a view to unit level learning outcomes
DESIGN & TONE Qualities/characteristics that make it different Visual Tone Components (see examples)see examples Value-added of this approach Efficiency Student Learning
EXAMPLE OF TRADITIONAL SYLLABUS
TEACHING SYLLABUS: NEW COURSE OVERVIEW
TEACHING SYLLABUS: REVISING THE EXPECTED Before:After:
RECONSIDERING COURSE ARTICULATION Articulate “what is the value added of this course”: What will my students be able to do or understand five years after taking my course? What are the 3 or 4 most important things I hope students will learn how to? What do students in this course need to learn to prepare them for subsequent courses? How might students use the material in this course to accomplish something important as a working professional?
MAKING SLO’S MORE MEANINGFUL TO STUDENTS Move from content covered to student action Consider how in-class activities or out-of-class assignments can model or reinforce SLO’s Make course calendar more explicitly supportive of SLO’s
UNIT LEVEL SLO’S Each unit of your course should have SLOs that are: Process driven, not content driven Active & student focused Consistent and aligned with course student learning outcomes And each unit should: Identify activities and/or assignments that will allow you to cover content without lecturing Present a snapshot of that unit’s objectives, learning activities, and assessments You can use the course calendar template to assist you with these.
IDENTIFY STRATEGIES Of the things you learned today, which strategies might you implement and how might you go about making these changes? Syllabus Design & Tone Value-Added Statement Text-Book Articulation Explicitly linking Course Learning Outcomes with activities and assignments Detailed Course Calendar