The scholarship of teaching and learning emphasizes the importance of using learning goals or outcomes to guide course planning and design. The clear, transparent communication of course plans to students in the form of a syllabus (as well as a Moodle site or website) not only supports student success in our classes, but can serve to reveal the “hidden curriculum” of academic life to those who are not already familiar with it. The following resources offer useful perspectives, strategies, and philosophies about both course design and syllabus development.

Course design

Syllabus development