One of the primary goals of the entire eMedley system is to reduce the time our partners spend inputting data. Once any piece of information is entered into the system, it shouldn’t need to be entered again anywhere else. The syllabus generation tool is a particularly exciting way of enacting this characteristic of the system: since much of the information listed on a syllabus has already been put into eCurriculum, the system can automatically generate course syllabi. This features saves instructors a huge amount of time, and creates consistency across syllabi.
Syllabi are incredibly important at the beginning of the year as they set expectations, course objectives, explain grades, and other course details. Without a syllabus, a course may not be structured correctly. With tools such as the Syllabus Generator in eCurriculum, syllabi can be generated efficiently and correctly.
Kicking off the first week of a semester, syllabus week is extremely informative for students. Syllabi detail information regarding instructor information, reading material and supplies, policies, and the class schedule. Without these “instructions,” faculty may not accurately convey their expectations and objectives.
When creating a syllabus, it is necessary to make an impression on students. It generally sets the tone for the rest of the semester and lets students know what they need to accomplish in order to get a good grade. It is also a small way to bring the students and faculty members back together after an academic break… (read more)