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13-Point Basic Syllabus Evaluation Rubric

Decorative: A mug on which is written, "Did you check the syllabus?"


"Syllabus Evaluation Rubric" (pdf) defines 13 characteristics of effective syllabi, such as tone and diversity of teaching approaches (from Cornell University's Center for Teaching Excellence).

  • Each characteristic is assessed by specific criteria that determine whether a considered syllabus reflects "Beginning," "Emerging," or "Exemplary" pedagogical skill.

Assessed Syllabus Characteristics