Developing A Syllabus

November 19, 2020 - 10:00am


Putting together a syllabus for the first time can be a daunting task. In this workshop, we cover the basic components of a syllabus, as well as practical and stylistic "do's-and-don'ts" of syllabus construction. Participants will leave the workshop knowing how to construct their own syllabus so that course information is clearly presented to students, and so that students' confusion over course assignments and expectations is kept to a minimum.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus.
  • Identify optional features of a syllabus that you might want to include.
  • Construct your own syllabus for a class which you are independently teaching.

This workshop may be counted toward the Achievement in Pedagogy badge offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, visit the Achievement in Pedagogy Badge or contact

Location and Address

This is a virtual event hosted by the University Center for Teaching and Learning.