The following Faculty Focus blog post highlights the distinction between designing courses “with” as opposed to “for” their respective college student populations. This course development perspective largely informs the nature of learner-focused objectives and assessments outlined in course syllabi.
In light of course syllabus development, please remember that the TA Project offers a college teaching professional development course entitled Designing Your Own Course(16:186:856), every fall semester at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. The purpose of the course is to support graduate students in designing a course that they may someday teach. This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis and available to students with at least two semesters of college teaching experience (or successfully completed Introduction to College Teaching 186:855). Designing Your Own Course will be offered on Wednesdays, 4:30p-6:30p on the College Avenue Campus during the Fall 2013 semester.