Syllabus Boot Camp

[Please contact Dr. Jennifer Frederick, CTL executive director, for information on the 2015 New Faculty Orientation, of which this program was a part.]

The 2014 Syllabus Boot Camp took place during the New Faculty Member Orientation (see above).  The “Course Syllabus Design” session featured a lively discussion among the new faculty members, led by Julia Adams, Bill Rando and Risa Sodi, of the purpose and goals of a syllabus, and a detailed analysis of four (real) sample syllabi.  

The “Course Syllabus Design” materials are included in a pdf prepared by the Office of the Provost (pages 48-50) and cover:

  • Tips and Guidelines from Bill Rando (YTC Director) and Julia Adams (Professor, Sociology and International & Area Studies, and Director, Division of Social Sciences) on conceiving and crafting a Yale syllabus
  • Do’s and Don’ts (“Positives” and “Negatives”) of writing a syllabus