Creating a maximally responsive syllabus: Aligning learning outcomes, assignments, and assessment strategies

Our Associate Director of Assessment, Nancy Bostrom, with colleagues from Coe and Grinnell Colleges, facilitated a workshop focused on strategies to build a maximally responsive syllabus. The slides and recording from that workshop are available to you; please note that the first 10 minutes or so of the workshop, which requires a Macalester login, was not recorded (oops!).

Below are resources from the workshop about backward course design and instructional and assessment alignment, as well as additional resources collected by the Serie Center to help you create a (module-based!) syllabus that will be responsive to the complicated contexts of the 2020-2021 year.

Reverse course design / Instructional and assessment alignment

Syllabus construction / Communicating course expectations

More on assessment: Contract and specifications grading

Condensing course content for a modular semester