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Planning Your Course

This section provides information for creating a course at CSUSM. This section highlights relevant campus policies that can assist new faculty or faculty designing new courses. Beyond the basic logistics for your course, this section will have resources to help faculty plan out the bigger pedagogical issues such as designing their learning outcomes and how to handle issues of cultural intelligence. Additionally, you can find practical information about developing a effective and dynamic syllabus.

Getting Started

  • MERLOT has inks to some good course resourses that will help with the basics of course planning.
  • The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has a very comprehensive resource to help plan a course. This is a great place to start for a brand new course preparation.
  • Before designing a course, it may be helpful to inventory your teaching goals. The University of Iowa has an online Teaching Goals Inventory developed by Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross