Designing your course

Students at computer with instructor in MoroccoWhether you are a newly appointed faculty member or one who has been teaching for many years, you may be faced with the following:

  • Developing a new course
  • Updating a course you have been teaching
  • Revising a course that another faculty has taught, but you will be teaching

So where do you begin?

Effective curriculum development always begins by clearly addressing the question, “What do you want your students to learn?” This two-page document, "Student Learning Objectives" will walk you through the process.

Once you have identified your student learning objectives or outcomes, your next step is to create your syllabus. This document, "Syllabus: Basic Elements" will help you with its creation.