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Designing an Effective Syllabus

Resources to help faculty and staff design an effective syllabus to engage and motivate students

Research Support - Raynor-Memorial Libraries

From the Marquette University syllabus template (draft, April 2019): 

Marquette’s Raynor Memorial Libraries and Ray and Kay Eckstein Law Library support the university’s teaching, research and service mission by providing access to vast collections of recorded knowledge as well as a variety of research services, friendly expertise, technology tools and collaborative spaces. For more information, visit

Writing Support - Ott Writing Center

From the Marquette University syllabus template (draft, April 2019):

The Ott Memorial Writing Center offers free one-on-one consultations for all writers, working on any project, at any stage of the writing process. Marquette's writing center is a place for all writers who care about their writing, because every writer can benefit from conversation with an interested, knowledgeable peer. Writing center tutors can help you brainstorm ideas, revise a rough draft, or fine-tune a final draft. You can schedule a 30- or 60-minute appointment in advance (288-5542 or, but walk-ins (in 240 Raynor or our other satellite locations) are also welcome. The Ott Memorial Writing Center also offers free workshops and hosts writing retreats.

Academic Support - Office of Student Educational Services

From the Marquette University syllabus template (draft, April 2019): 

The Office of Student Educational Services offers tutoring free of charge for Marquette students (1000-2000 level courses only) for a wide variety of undergraduate courses including many science, mathematics and foreign language courses.

The tutoring program offers small-group tutoring only. Small groups meet for one hour each week and are divided by subject/instructor. Three requests for the same subject and instructor are necessary to form a group. In addition, groups are formed based on availability of tutors and student schedules.

To sign up, go to the Coughlin Hall, Room 145, and complete a Tutor Request Form