SEI faculty workshop | Creating Inclusive Syllabi

Workshop Description

The course syllabus is often a student’s first contact with you and your course; it sets the tone for the course and plays a crucial role in clarifying goals and expectations. How, then, to create a syllabus that both effectively conveys what you want to say about the course and invites students to actively engage in the learning process?

This interactive workshop will begin with an overview of main components of effective syllabi (including a discussion of course goals and outcomes and how to align/support them with scaffolded assignments). We will also consider how to create accessible and inclusive syllabi that attend to how diversity manifests in your field, pedagog, and classroom environment.

Through readings, discussion and collaborative group work, participants will begin to redesign an existing course syllabus.

Instructor Bio

Patricia Felisa Barbeito is professor of American literatures and interim dean of faculty. Her research focuses on race and ethnicity in American literatures, and she is a translator of modern Greek fiction and poetry.

Tuesday, September 17 at 6:15pm to 7:45pm


Teaching and Learning Lab in the Center for Social Equity & Inclusion
293 S. Main St., Providence, RI 02906

Event Type

SEI Event, Workshop

Departments

Academic Affairs, SEI - Social Equity Inclusion Initiative

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Workshop Description

The course syllabus is often a student’s first contact with you and your course; it sets the tone for the course and plays a crucial role in clarifying goals and expectations. How, then, to create a syllabus that both effectively conveys what you want to say about the course and invites students to actively engage in the learning process?

This interactive workshop will begin with an overview of main components of effective syllabi (including a discussion of course goals and outcomes and how to align/support them with scaffolded assignments). We will also consider how to create accessible and inclusive syllabi that attend to how diversity manifests in your field, pedagog, and classroom environment.

Through readings, discussion and collaborative group work, participants will begin to redesign an existing course syllabus.

Instructor Bio

Patricia Felisa Barbeito is professor of American literatures and interim dean of faculty. Her research focuses on race and ethnicity in American literatures, and she is a translator of modern Greek fiction and poetry.