New online syllabi resources
In preparation for welcoming two new cohorts of students back to campus this fall, a series of new online syllabi resources have been created for instructors.
Specifically, new COVID-19 related information has been developed, including suggested statements on health and safety, remaining home when unwell, and student planning should the university have to transition back to remote teaching and learning. It is important to note these suggested statements will continue to be updated to reflect changes to policies and practices as they occur.
The new syllabi resources were developed by a working group with instructor and staff representation from the Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), Office of the Chief Risk Officer (OCRO), Student Life and Academic Undergraduate Associate Deans. The working group also solicited feedback on the resources from a small selection of instructors prior to their release.
Instructors are encouraged to update their syllabi to include information that reflects our current environment as a result of the pandemic, and our return to in-person instruction. Providing updated information in all course syllabi will help students succeed in their transition to on-campus learning.
The syllabi resources are available online, and can also be downloaded and edited so that instructors can customize the statements to their needs. Access the resources on CITL’s Instructional Resources site.
Links to the syllabi resources can also be found on Memorial’s COVID-19 website.
If instructors have questions about updating syllabi or would like support, reach out to CITL through your department’s Academic Support Representative or through our Support Centre.
If you have feedback on these resources, including suggestions for syllabi statements, please send comments to: contactCITL@mun.ca