Tona Hangen

Syllabus Workshop – Stonehill College

Academic Development Day, October 10, 2017
Workshop description: Could your course syllabi use an overhaul? Join Tona Hangen, an associate professor of history at Worcester State and recent recipient of her university’s teaching award, for a syllabus makeover workshop. Work with her on crafting a beautiful and more effective syllabus for any course. The workshop will cover improving course design, writing precise and assess-able student learning outcomes, updating the look from 8 pages of plain text, and publishing it electronically to your students. All courses and disciplines welcome! Bring a syllabus of your choice to the session.

What is a Syllabus?

  • A contract & road map
  • A permanent record of the course
  • A learning tool
  • A thing of beauty, creative expression of your pedagogy

Getting Acquainted (Padlet)

Course Design Links

Syllabus Design Links

Today’s Slides

Syllabus Checklist (made with Piktochart exported to PDF)
Course Design Brainstorming Worksheet (made with Powerpoint)
Course Design Matrix for Outcomes / Assessment (Word doc)
Bloom’s Taxonomy – Verb Ideas

More Examples
First Year Seminar HI 193 American Carnival Fall 2014
Intro-level History Course HI 112 Spring 2017
Elective: US Since 1945 HI 203 Spring 2016
Elective: History of American Thought HI 215 Spring 2014
Upper-Level Seminar: Citizen Nation HI 320 Fall 2016
History Methods Course HI 411 Fall 2017 – on Flipsnack
Senior Capstone (HI 460 Fall 2014)

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