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FTLA 2015

Rubric: Syllabus Review 2015


The elements needed for a learning centered syllabus
Syllabus

Teaching
Philosophy

Tone

Format/structure

Success Strategies

Content/Elements

Sucks
0 pts

Meh
1 pts

A'ight
2 pts

Tight
3 pts

Sucks

Meh

A'ight

Tight

non-existent

lists facts about


education and
employment

generic approach to
learning

approach to learning in
specific class, includes
personal touch

Sucks

Meh

A'ight

Tight

factual, lists
chapters, to do
lists, negative

finger-wagging;
emphasis upon
consequences

respectful but
generic

inclusive, engaging,
interesting, humorous,
updated for specific class;
has a voice

Sucks

Meh

A'ight

Tight

photocopy of an
old semester;
magic marker
used to correct it;

incomplete;
crowded;
contradictory;
incorrect/out of
date information;
contains errors that
interfere with
comprehension

semi-organized and
accurate; readable;

organized into headings


and sections; contains
white space; is userfriendly; has a readable
font; available in
alternative formats

Sucks

Meh

A'ight

Tight

none

no grading scale or
lists assignment
percentage of grade

list of available
campus
resources<BR>
<BR>
list of resources
available off
campus<BR>
<BR>
general grading
rubric<BR>
<BR>
access to grades
online

resources that are


integrated into course
assignments<BR>
<BR>
list of online resources
associated with weekly
topics<BR>
<BR>
explains how student will
receive continuos
feedback<BR>
<BR>
strategies for help-seeking
behavior<BR>
<BR>
academic habits of mind
and behaviors, mindful of
diverse
issues/backgrounds/topics;
mindfully engaging with
the topics of the class

Sucks

Meh

A'ight

Tight

no contact
information and
does not have the
mandatory

Missing some of the


mandatory
elements

Contains:<BR>
contact
information<BR>
office hours<BR>

How best to use:<BR>


contact information<BR>
office hours<BR>
grading policies<BR>

information

Visual Appeal

grading
policies<BR>
schedule <BR>
assignments<BR>
required materials
SLO's, DSP&S,
Student code of
conduct, course
objectives, course
description

schedule<BR>
assignments<BR>
required materials<BR>
<BR>
Available in multiple
formats

Sucks

Meh

A'ight

Tight

no visuals

minimal/ irrelevant
visuals / low quality

Some relevant
visuals

Highly integrated and


relevant visuals that
encouraging/meaningfully
add to the course

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Rubric Code:

RX2WCX6