Syllabus Makeover: Five Ideas to Upgrade Your Syllabus

test_handout_professor_corrected1.jpgWhen I was working on my Master’s thesis, I read a research study on student-teacher rapport which revealed that even if students were shown a soundless clip of only a few seconds that showed a teacher teaching class, those students would form very strong opinions and feelings as to the quality and interest of the given course. Such initial impressions can stick with students and frame how they view the course.

In a way, the syllabus we create and distribute to students is very much one type of first impression that students get. Continue reading