Monday, 10 March 2008
Crafting a Syllabus
The Chronicle of Higher Education has 2 articles about syllabi this morning. The first, "The Syllabus Becomes a Repository of Legalese", reports that the syllabus is increasingly becoming more like a legal document, full of exhortations, proscriptions, and enunciations of class and institutional policy — often in minute detail that seems more appropriate for a courtroom than a classroom. The author discusses how this modern syllabus has evolved. The second article, "Research Yields Tips on Crafting Better Syllabi" has recommendations on writing a good syllabus.