Sample Course Outline/Syllabus
School of Nursing
Hampton, Virginia 23668
|COURSE:||NUR 000 Developing the Course Syllabus|
|CREDIT:||One Contact Hour (1), Yours for Participating|
|PRE-REQUISITES:||Faculty Member at Hampton University|
|TIME ALLOTMENT:||One (1) Lecture Hour|
|PLACEMENT:||Faculty Orientation, Fall Semester|
|INSTRUCTORS:||Selected Faculty (Name, office hours, location of office, phone, email address)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||Focus is on ways to structure the quasi-legal instructor-student documents, which outlines the main points in a course of study known as the course syllabus.|
|COURSE OVERVIEW:||The one-hour presentation is structured with anecdotal and physical examples of course outlines. Participants are provided with sample formats on which they can write to develop a syllabus of their own choice.|
|COURSE OBJECTIVES:||By the end of this hour, using the illustrations provided and materials distributed, each participant at 100% level, will be able to:
1. Construct a clear course syllabus about some topic area with which to instruct other persons.
2. State the legal validity of the syllabus has been upheld in case law when students sued teachers for unfair grading as breach of contract.
3. Evaluate own course syllabus for completeness, accuracy, and need for revision in order to meet requirements of a contract with students for what is being taught.
|TEACHING-LEARNING STRATEGIES||Pretest Measurement; Observation; Lecture; Discussion; Class Participation, Using Distributed Formats, Illustration of completed Class syllabi, Posttest Measurements and Information Technologies. UNITS:
I. Origins of Syllabus/Definition
II. Examples of Alternate Approaches NUR 000 (cont)
III. School of Nursing Format
IV. Undergraduate and Graduate Examples
V. In-Class Completion of Syllabus
|EVALUATION:||Posttest by course participants, of the usefulness of materials as presented/implemented. Submission of syllabus used as requested.|
|LEARNING EXPERIENCES /|
| 1. Formulation of individual position on issues related to construction of a course syllabus.
2. Construct a course syllabus reflective of student learning outcomes.
3. Maintain current resources through information technologies.
4. Participation in class discussion.
a) Participation in class discussion 10%
b) Construction of course syllabus 50%
c) Placement of course on Blackboard 15%
d) Selection of appropriate websites as linkages for course 10%
e) Pretest and Post test 15%
|RECOMMENDED REFERENCES:||Billings, D. & Halstead J. (1998). Teaching In Nursing: A Guide for Faculty. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders
Bevis, E. O. (1982). Curriculum Building in Nursing. (3rd ed.) St. Louis: C.V. Mosby
Knowles, M. (1986) Using Learning Contracts San Francisco: Jossey-Bass
McKeachie, W. J. (1986) Teaching Tips: A Guidebook for the Beginning Teacher. Lexington: Mass: DC Health
Moger, R. F. 1984 Preparing Instructional Objectives 2nd edition. California: David S. Blacke, Publishers