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31 Jul
Syllabus Construction: Foundations
Event Type

Trainings & Workshops

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students


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Syllabus Construction: Foundations

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.

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

  • Identify and produce necessary features of a syllabus
  • Identify optional features of a syllabus 
  • Construct a syllabus for a class

This workshop may be counted toward the Pedagogy concentration of the Achievement in Pedagogy badge, offered through the Graduate Student Teaching Initiative. For more information, visit the Teaching Center's website or contact

Registration for University Center for Teaching and Learningworkshops is mandatory. Registering for workshops ensures the distribution of pre-workshop materials and helps maintain the integrity of our attendance records.

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Wednesday, July 31 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Alumni Hall, 815
4227 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.