Resources and links (Michigan State University)

Syllabus design (Brown University) 

Writing a syllabus that your students will look at more often (Cornell University) 

Transparency practices (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Diversity checklist (Penn State University)

Backward design (Cultural Anthropology)

Backward design (Chronicle of Higher Education)

Learner-centered syllabus (Vanderbilt University) 

Available in the Center for Teaching library (can be checked out at the front desk)

The course syllabus : a learning-centered approach / Judith Grunert O'Brien, Barbara J. Millis, Margaret W. Cohen ; foreword by Robert M. Diamond. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2008, c1997.

Designing and assessing courses and curricula : a practical guide / Robert M. Diamond. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2008. (includes a chapter on syllabi)