Defining Your Expectations and Creating a Syllabus for a Penn Class

September 24, 2021 (Friday) / 12:00 pm1:30 pm

Humanities Conference Room, 623 Williams Hall

Defining Your Expectations and Creating a Syllabus for a Penn Class

A Workshop with Penn's Center for Teaching and Learning

Catherine Turner

Senior Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

The Wolf Humanities Center invites you to join us for a workshop led by Catherine Turner, Senior Associate Director of Penn's Center for Teaching and Learning. Participants in this workshop will examine a set of Canvas courses from some successful Penn classes to talk about how to use Canvas (and possibly other technology tools) to make explicit the expectations that instructors have for students, while also thinking about some of the implicit expectations Penn students have (and how to work with them). Alongside logistical issues like the rhythm of the semester, this workshop will focus on policies around grading and class participation to consider how to create a class that is rigorous and welcoming.


We are planning to host this workshop in person with lunch provided. If we are not able to convene in person, the session will be hosted on Zoom and a link emailed beforehand.