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Course Design

Course Design Resources for Newly Hired Faculty

These resources compile information related to course design, assessment, active learning, and inclusive teaching. In them you will find ideas that can be use to enhance learning for all students. The information is organized based on its use in the teaching workshop that we offer newly hired instructors each August. Please contact us if you would like to explore any of these topics further.

Contents

Sample Syllabus Policy Statements

Accessibility

Any student who has a documented disability and is registered with Sara Bea Accessibility Services should speak with the professor

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Attendance

Attendance and participation are important parts of learning in this class. In order to ensure that you have the best

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Honor Code

Language that you might use to highlight the Honor Code in a syllabus for an undergraduate course. (source: email from Patrick Murphy, August

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Inclusiveness

“I am committed to and strive to maintain a positive learning environment based on open communication, mutual respect, and non-discrimination.

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Mental Health

Diminished mental health can interfere with optimal academic performance. The source of symptoms might be related to your course work;

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Privacy

“This course is a community built on trust; in order to create the most effective learning experience, our interactions, discussions,

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Resilience

“In the event of an emergency situation or disruption to normal campus operations (weather, health emergency, etc.), our class will

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Title IX

Sexual Assault: The University of Notre Dame provides services for those who have been affected by sexual assault, sexual misconduct, dating

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Supplemental Materials

Workshop Media

Campus Resources

We maintain this extensive list of Campus Resources that provide information, services, and support related to teaching and learning at Notre Dame. If you are looking for something that doesn’t appear here please contact us.