On April 21, the Student Experience Project released the First Day Toolkit to help faculty use evidence-based practices to revise their course syllabi to advance student success. The toolkit, which is informed by a pilot of nearly 300 instructors from 16 institutions includes a self-paced, video-based syllabus revision module, a syllabus review guide, a workshop facilitation guide, and more to help faculty and institutions easily put the research into practice.
The First Day Toolkit includes:
- An online syllabus revision module with recorded videos to demonstrate practical tips for developing syllabi.
- A syllabus review guide to help faculty revise syllabi to promote a growth mindset after completing the module.
- A workshop facilitation guide to inform workshops with several faculty on syllabus revisions may wish to convene faculty to workshop ideas and debrief the revision process.
- A set of first day practices designed to promote student belonging, equity, and growth on the first day of class after revising their syllabi.
To launch the toolkit, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities hosted a webinar with leaders from three institutions from the Student Experience Project and Peer Learning Network. Click here to view a recording of the webinar.