Evidence-based approaches to more engaging, effective syllabi
The syllabus serves a number of purposes – communicating with students in ways that support learning, belonging and more effective decision-making, as well as fulfilling university expectations and meeting accreditation standards.
Ideally, the syllabus will help students know what they need to do to succeed in your course. This page provides a number of considerations and examples that may be useful as you create or revise your syllabus. For details on the three core components of a UW–Madison syllabus and a downloadable resource to start creating a syllabus, visit Course Syllabi at UW–Madison.