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Creating an Equity-Minded Syllabus to Support Student Success

August 12, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

In-person workshop

Are you updating or creating a syllabus for your fall semester course? Your course syllabus can be a powerful tool that can effectively establish classroom norms, performance expectations and foster student engagement. Research has shown that the tone, content and design of a course syllabus can directly affect students’ perception of instruction, the choice to pursue a subsequent major, and decision to engage with faculty outside of the classroom.

Using research and established guidelines, we will:

  • Self-assess your syllabus for components of an inclusive, engaging, and informative syllabus that supports student success.
  • Identify language and design elements that promote equity, belonging, and growth mindset.
  • Discuss strategies to help your students read and engage with the syllabus.

Attendees are asked to bring a paper copy of their syllabus to revise and annotate during the workshop.

Register for this workshop here (opens in a Google Form).


August 12, 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Fernald Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States


Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning