Student Motivation and the Welcoming Syllabus

WorkshopResearch shows that students make a variety of assumptions about classes and professors based on the syllabus alone (Wheeler, Palmer, & Aneece, forthcoming). We’ll discuss ways you can make this document more inviting, motivating your students for the challenges in the course ahead. Please bring a laptop.

Please register here.

This workshop is part of the Jump-start Your Fall Semester series for GW faculty members. Workshops in this series are sponsored by the University Teaching and Learning Center. Other workshops in this Fall 2019 series are First Days of ClassOptimizing Class Time: Openings and ClosingsPowering Up with Transparent Assignment DesignSpecial Guest Workshop: Leveraging Pedagogy with Creative Technologies. If you need feedback on assignment or syllabus design, advice on teaching methods, or ideas for new activities, consider booking a consultation with the University Teaching and Learning Center.

Open to Faculty

Sponsored By:

GW Libraries & Academic Innovation, University Teaching and Learning Center

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