The syllabus is the traditional starting place of courses. I’m just glad I’m getting better at making more concise syllabi for the graduate courses (the first few resembled my longer FYC, policy ridden syllabi). Happy Reading!

Creative Commons licensed image posted at Flickr by Matt Day

Print Friendly


9 Responses to “Syllabus”

  1. July 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm #


    I liked how the syllabus is set-up. And how it flows. I most liked how this website accompanies the syllabus, both work tandem to each other.

    (I have to say that I am new to all this: So I am exploring and typing along each section of the webpage I go into. typing and submitting comments.)


  2. July 3, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Hey Shelley,

    Do you want us to sign and send back that last page? Or will we do that f2f?

    • July 3, 2013 at 7:20 pm #

      As long as you send via ODU to my ODU email, you can just type info and send. See work due 7/5.

  3. July 3, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Also, with due dates, how strictly will you be holding us to the midnight east coast time? Just asking because, as you know, there’s a 6 hour time difference.

    • July 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

      Catrina, you know I go to bed early and I’m up early…so we’re really talking no later than 6 am. So you are safe!

  4. July 3, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    Surprised the syllabus was a PDF! Nothing wrong with that, I just began to expect a digital format, whereas I experience a PDF as a scan of a document intended for print. But maybe my definitions/experience will also shift.

    Thanks for meaningful and clear learning outcomes.

    • July 4, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

      Maury, GREAT point! I think I do it for two reasons: 1) I still think of it as a contract and 2) the department still asks for electronic copies; generally, they are wanting PDFs or Word Docs (I sure as heck wouldn’t want to have to cobble together multiple posts).

  5. July 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    Hello Prof.:
    I have posted some questions I had and hope this clears my confusion. The one concern I am having is the term REFLECTION. It is used too often. I am writing it in my titles way to much. And it seems to all relate to it. Can reading assignments have a “reflection” term assoicated with it. And can the research we are delving into have another?

    • July 11, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

      I will try to take this intro consideration as I post the work for next week.