Syllabi are much more than a course contract. As a result, syllabi carry immense opportunities to establish connections between who we are as humans engaged in the learning process.
Students rely on the syllabus as a guide, a reference point, and the framework of how they will engage with you and the course.
When created with intentionality, the syllabus serves as an invitation to connect the student to you, other students, and the course!
In this interactive handbook, we’ll review five principles of humanizing syllabus design. I’ll also provide a checklist for you to design syllabi that highlight your teaching personality, create social connections, and generate curiosity for course content.
Stephanie Speicher, PhD
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Weber State University