Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thoughts on the syllabus

A discussion over at the CHE on syllabus prep and content. I teach a basic medical science course that is part of a fixed curriculum in a professional school so our syllabus is little more than a schedule. All the info on issues of conduct and academic dishonesty is handled at the college level. When I was teaching anthropology courses the syllabus was far more complex because of the readings, lab activities, writing exercises, etc. in addition to outlining course, departmental, college, and university policies. So, there's a lot of variation out there in the anatomy of the syllabus, and I hope some of the comments in the CHE piece might be of use to you.

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