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Tour My Course: The Syllabus Edition

When: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: > See description for location
Description: Facilitators: Alexis Teagarden, Jenny Howe, and Jackie O'Dell, First Year English Program, Department of English and Communication

Office of Faculty Development: Claire T. Carney Library Room 213

A welcome banner, a class constitution, a user manual, syllabi serve many purposes. But only if students understand them. Accessibility studies has shown that some students can't process syllabi given design issues. And Janice Redish reminds us, when it comes technical texts, readers in general just don't read. Where does that leave our classic classroom genre? Both accessibility studies and technical communication provide solutions to reading roadblocks, and in this Tour My Course session, three First-Year English instructors will demonstrate how they incorporate accommodation strategies into their syllabi. From a minimalist approach to a technicolor design, the three syllabi show how we can meet accessibility needs regardless our teaching style.

This workshop is open to all faculty and graduate student instructors. The workshop will be conducted in a hybrid modality. To register, please contact Ellen Mandly at Please indicate your preference for in-person or virtual participation when registering. Individually wrapped lunches, which can be enjoyed during the workshop or taken "to go," will be provided for in-person participants.
Topical Areas: Faculty, Staff and Administrators, Faculty Development