Syllabus Template and Instructions

Attached are the 2024-2025 syllabus template, instructions, and changes from 2022-2024 for faculty at Concordia University.

Concordia-Syllabus-Template-2024-2025 04-01-2024 Final

Instructions-Syllabus-Template-and-Submission April 1, 2024 for 2024-2025

Concordia-Syllabus-Template-track changes for 2024-5 03-21-2024

Syllabus Template Changes for 2024-2025 List

Supporting Information for Syllabi Creation/Revision

Program leaders submit your Syllabus to the Academic Office through this MACH Form: https://cuw-machforms.cuw.edu/view.php?id=210695. The form has been updated to accept only one syllabus at a time.

Syllabi submitted by Department Chairs or Program Directors to the Academic Office through the mach form should be based on the current syllabus template, should include effective learning outcomes linked to program outcomes and ULAOs or Global Learning Outcomes, and must match the catalog number, complete title, credits, description and pre-requisites exactly. If you need help crafting syllabi, or have questions about submitting to the Academic Office, contact Elizabeth Evans.

When the only changes to courses do not require Academic Council approval, such as changing the course description, grade mode, co-requisites or pre-requisites, report changes by December 1, 2024  to the Registrar through the General BCI form https://cuw-machforms.cuw.edu/view.php?id=323502

Revised Syllabus Continuity

All new four-digit course numbers mean an updated syllabus should be submitted to the Academic Office as per the Faculty Handbook 5.2.D:

A change to any of the following components of a course require that the department or program submit the syllabus for review as a “revised” syllabus:

  1. Course Title
  2. Course Number
  3. Credit Hours
  4. Course description (aka catalog description)

When a revised syllabus is submitted for a course that has changed title or number, please indicate the previous title and/or number for reference in your submission in the additional comments.

Questions?

If you have questions about the Syllabus Template or Submissions to the Academic Office MACH Form, please contact Elizabeth Evans.

If you have questions about the Banner Course Information MACH Form, contact Allison Wolf.

April 4, 2024

Elizabeth Evans

Elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu

New and Returning Faculty Development Day: Designing/Refreshing Your Course and Syllabus


Concordia University
Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
CELT

 

Designing/Refreshing Your Course and Syllabus

Wednesday, August 16, 2023, 8:15 – 9:45 am Central/9:15 – 10:45 am Eastern 

With Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson

Learn about and incorporate best practices in course design, and syllabus development. Discussion includes how to improve your objectives, align course objectives with assessments, the Concordia University syllabus template’s latest revision, and how to connect to the program and Global Learning Outcomes.  

 

Click Here for a recording of this event

If you would like to view the handouts from this event please locate it Here

New and Returning Faculty Development Day 2023: Designing/Refreshing Your Course and Syllabus

Below are recording and resources for this session held January 11, 2023.

Recording

Resources

New and Returning Faculty Development Day: Designing/Refreshing Your Course and Syllabus

Learn about and incorporate best practices in course design and syllabus development. Discussion includes how to improve your objectives, align course objectives with assessments, the Concordia University syllabus template’s latest revision, and how to connect to Program and Global Learning Outcomes.

 

Here are the resources for this workshop that was held on Wednesday, August 10, 8:15 – 9:45 am Central/9:15 – 10:45 am Eastern via Zoom.

Recording 20220810-1

Other resources:

Bloom’s Verbs, Assessment and Questioning Strategies

Blooms Taxonomy Wheel Color

CU Evaluation of Instruction Proposed Model 2019 E Evans

Overview of Design Diagram

Concordia-Syllabus-Template-7-1-2022

New syllabus template e-mail July 1 2022

DBA 9010 Syllabus 12-2020 M Hurtienne

MPD 518 Syllabus J. Wood October 2021

MSAT 350 – Applied Biomechanics and Arthrokinematics – Smith – Spring 2022

PSY 310 Theories of Personality Stark 12-21 (2022 template)

 

Designing Your Course and Syllabus – 1/11/22 Faculty Development Day

1 CELT_CourseSyll Design_2022 CUW CUAA 01112022
2 Syllabus Workshop Outline January 2022
3 Blooms Taxonomy Wheel Color
4 revised-blooms-chart and questioning strategies
5 CU Evaluation of Instruction Proposed Model 2019 E Evans
6 DBA 9010 Syllabus 12-2020 M Hurtienne
7 MPD 518 Syllabus J. Wood October 2021
8 MSAT 350 – Applied Biomechanics and Arthrokinematics – Smith – Spring 2022
9 SPA 530 Edited Organizational Leadership Governance in Higher Education Gahagan 09-21
10 Concordia-University-Syllabus-Template-August-2021
11 Spring 2022 Semester Schedule
Overview of Design Diagram

Practices & Processes: Syllabus Submission to Provost and Banner Course Information Form

New in October 2021: Banner Course Information MACH Form: https://cuw-machforms.cuw.edu/view.php?id=210191

Departments use this form to notify the Registrar’s Office of changes to course-level information. Changes are normally a result of updates to program requirements, or adding elective course options. When course changes impact overall program requirements and require APST, complete the APST process first. Once Academic Council has approved program changes, then complete the BCI form and attach the program change approval from the Provost’s Office. NOTE: Information submitted on the BCI form, including course descriptions, should be the same information used when submitting your syllabi for approval to the Provost’s Office.

New in October 2021: Syllabus Submission to Provost MACH Form: https://cuw-machforms.cuw.edu/view.php?id=210695

Departments use this form to submit up to seven (7) new or revised official course syllabi of the same course subject (i.e. EDG, COMM, PHAR) that have been approved by the Department Chair/Program Director.  Within the MACH form, the syllabi go to the appropriate Dean or Dean designate for approval before consideration by the Provost Office. Include the confirmation that the Banner Course Information Mach Form was submitted when submitting a syllabus with those changes.
Include the emails of all persons who should receive the confirmation e-mail once the final version of the syllabus is approved by the Provost Office.

Here are the resources and recording for this session that was held on 10/8/2021:

Recording

PowerPoint

Current Approved Syllabi On File 10-05-2021

Links to Resources:

Overall Information

Download and Complete Banner Information Spreadsheet

Report Course Changes on the Banner Course Information (BCI) MACH Form

Syllabus Template Instructions and Submission to Provost Instructions

Syllabus Submission to Provost MACH Form

Designing Your Course and Syllabus

Below are resources related to this program presented by Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson on January 15, 2020.

1A- Jan 2020 Syllabus Workshop

1B-Instructional Script Jan 2020

1C- Syllabus Workshop Outline January 2020

5- Rev Global Learning Outcomes Diagram Nov 1, 2018

6-University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies-4

7- PLOs to GLOs CurriculumMap-Example_MS-Leadership

8- Effective Instruction at CU Model Color 14 Feb 2018 E Evans

9- Rev Bloom’s Taxonomy Triangle (Color)

10- BloomsTaxonomyVerbs

11- Blooms Taxonomy Wheel Color

12- revised-blooms-chart and questioning strategies

18- Spring 2020 Dates

19- CU Faculty Handbook Policies on LMS

The information on the syllabus template, instructions, writing a good course description, the credit hour, behavioral language, and connecting to the Global Learning Outcomes is here https://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/

For samples of well-written syllabi, please contact Elizabeth Evans at elizabeth.evans@cuw.edu

CUAA Syllabus Construction Workshop (August 8, 2018)

This Fall Georgia Kreiger led this session. Below are related handouts.

Course Design and Syllabus Construction Workshop Outline Link to Document

PowerPoint Slides  Link to Document

Board Global Ends Policy Diagram + University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies (ULOAs) https://www.cuw.edu/about/offices/institutional-effectiveness/_assets/University%20Liberal%20Arts%20Outcomes%20and%20Proficiencies.pdf

Draft of Possible Evaluation of Instruction at CU Model  Link to Document

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel http://www.heybradfords.com/moonlight/files/CV/ProfSampleFiles/CDWS/bloom_revised_taxonomy_fB1-graphic.jpg

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Process Verbs, Assessments, and Questioning Strategies https://www.cloud.edu/Assets/PDFs/assessment/revised-blooms-chart.pdf

Elements of the Concordia Syllabus Link to Document

Syllabus Template, Instructions and Credit Hour Policy https://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/

Sample Syllabus Language for Behavioral Expectations  Link to Document

Fall 2018 Semester Schedule  Link to Document

Faculty Handbook Policies about LMS  Link to Document

CUW Syllabus Construction Workshop (August 15, 2018)

This Fall Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson led this session. Below are related handouts.

Course Design and Syllabus Construction Workshop Outline:  Link to Document

PowerPoint Slides:  Link to Document

Board Global Ends Policy Diagram: Link to Document

University Global Learning Outcomes: Link to Document

University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies (ULOAs):  https://www.cuw.edu/about/offices/institutional-effectiveness/_assets/University%20Liberal%20Arts%20Outcomes%20and%20Proficiencies.pdf

Draft of Possible Evaluation of Instruction at CU Model:  Link to Document

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy:  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs:  Link to Document

Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel: http://www.heybradfords.com/moonlight/files/CV/ProfSampleFiles/CDWS/bloom_revised_taxonomy_fB1-graphic.jpg

Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Process Verbs, Assessments, and Questioning Strategies: https://www.cloud.edu/Assets/PDFs/assessment/revised-blooms-chart.pdf

Elements of the Concordia Syllabus: Link to Document

Syllabus Template, Instructions and Credit Hour Policy: https://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/

Sample Syllabus Language for Behavioral Expectations: Link to Document

Fall 2018 Semester Schedule: Link to Document

Faculty Handbook Policies about LMS: Link to Document

New and Returning Faculty Development Day

New and Returning Faculty Development Day 

Thursday January 4, 8:15 – 4:00 Central/9:15 – 5:00 Eastern 

Designing/Refreshing Your Course and Syllabus

Led by Kate Robertson and Elizabeth Evans 

Learn about and incorporate best practices in course design, and syllabus development. Discussion includes how to improve your objectives, align course objectives with assessments, the Concordia University syllabus template latest revision, and how to connect to program and Global Learning Outcomes.  

Recording

Blackboard Basics

Led by Tyler Shadick and Elizabeth Evans

Learn how to add content, Blackboard Assignments (“dropboxes”) and set up the gradebook for a Spring course! This is an ideal session for faculty new to using Blackboard. The session is for those who set up their own Blackboard courses. 

Recording

PowerPoint

Overview Handout

Blackboard Use Handout

Engaging Your Learners

Led by Kate Robertson 

Effective teaching fosters learning; students need to be engaged for learning to happen. This session introduces strategies to engage students in multiple instructional modes. 

Recording

PowerPoint

Handout

Blackboard Tests and Respondus LockDown Browser with Monitor

Led by Tyler Shadick and Elizabeth Evans

The first half of this session will show how faculty can create Blackboard Tests using three commonly used question types. The second half of the session will cover Respondus LockDown Browser and Monitor. Faculty will learn the difference between LockDown Browser and Monitor, and how to enable the appropriate settings based on where students take the test. 

Recording

PowerPoint

Respondus Handout

Blackboard Handout

Student Blackboard Handout

Faculty Resources

Led by CELT and ORSP (primarily for full-time faculty) (for set up: EE, SG, Wayne Thompson, Janessa Doucette) 

Learn what resources are available to you as faculty, including research/scholarship support, where to find them, and who to contact if you need more help. 

Recording

Instructional Resources Handout

Faculty Resources Handout