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Designing an Effective Syllabus

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

Research Articles and Journals

Articles related to the purpose and design of syllabi from various perspectives. 

Click on the "more..." hyperlink for a short abstract of each article. 

Books and e-books

The books below are available at the Course Reserves desk located on the second floor of Memorial Library. Please contact Claire Dinkelman (claire.dinkelman@marquette.edu) with any questions or suggestions for other titles. 

Research Articles - Student Designed Syllabi

Some instructors design syllabi with their students during the first weeks of class. It has shown to engage and empower students and create accountability. Below are several articles about this topic that discuss the benefits of this process as well as how instructors have handled the various challenges from these kinds of collaborative projects. 

Click on the "more..." hyperlink for a short abstract of each article. 

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