[2-Part Series] How to Write a Better Syllabus

Higher education legal expert Dr. Jim Castagnera leads two information-packed sessions. You will learn what content to include and see examples of modern syllabi that address all the current issues.

What You'll Learn:

  • Is a syllabus a contractual commitment?
  • What essential components and sections should your syllabus include?
  • What common mistakes lead to undesirable outcomes, such as grade appeals?
  • What language will protect you and your institution from legal liability?
  • Why is a ChatGPT syllabus policy essential?
  • What is the right policy for your course?
  • What ChatGPT policies are other universities using?
  • What specific language should you include?
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Training Overview

Need to update or create your syllabus? Discover legal and AI considerations in a two-part webinar series!

A well-designed syllabus provides structure and sets clear learning objectives and expectations for your students. From due dates to grading criteria, your syllabus plays an important role in facilitating effective teaching and learning in your course. 

Before you dust off last year’s syllabus or create one for a new course, it’s vital that you understand the latest legal and technological considerations.

Webinar 1: How to Write Your 2023–24 Syllabus

Webinar 2: How to Write a ChatGPT Policy for Your Syllabus

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Who Should Attend?
  • Presidents
  • Chancellors
  • Provosts
  • Vice presidents
  • Vice provosts
  • Deans
  • Associate and assistant deans
  • Academic department chairpersons
  • Faculty development staff
  • Student affairs professionals
  • Compliance officers
  • Faculty
  • Teaching and learning center personnel
  • Legal counsel
  • Faculty union representatives
  • Program directors
  • Curriculum specialists
  • Education nonprofit groups
What's included
Training includes
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • All resources and training materials

Expert Presenter

Jim Castagnera
  • Member and the Chief Consultant of Holland Media Services LLC, a communications and training company with offices in Philadelphia and Los Angeles
  • Member of Portum Group International LLC, a cybersecurity and privacy consulting firm in Philadelphia
  • Of Counsel to Washington International Business Counsel
  • Adjunct Professor of Law in the Kline School of Law at Drexel University
  • 10 years as a labor, employment, and intellectual-property attorney with Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
  • 23 years as associate provost and legal counsel for academic affairs at Rider University
  • Holds an M.A. in Journalism from Kent State University
  • J.D. and Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University