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Jan 5 2023

Creating an Inclusive Syllabus

CATE Teaching Tidbits Workshops - Spring 2023

January 5, 2023

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Virtual Event

Teaching tidbit workshops in brown lettering with a red apple with a green leaf. Red apple is formed/shaped by cursive words: students, learning, reflection, hybrid, innovation, equity, assessment, teaching, engagement, and inclusion.

Are you updating a syllabus for your Spring semester course? The syllabus is often the first point of contact with new students and offers an opportunity to set an inclusive tone for your course. Join us for this interactive online workshop, where you will identify key components of an inclusive syllabus that supports student success and examine language and design elements that can help promote equity, belonging, and growth mindset in students. You will also leave this workshop with strategies to help motivate students to read your syllabus.

Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring along a syllabus to revise and annotate during the session.

After participating in this online workshop you will be able to:

  • Identify key components of an inclusive, engaging, and informative syllabus that supports student success
  • Incorporate language and design elements into your syllabus to promote equity, belonging, and growth mindset
  • Utilize strategies to motivate students to read your syllabus

EVENT LEAD: Lauren Woods,


Inclusivity & Accessibility Information:  UIC is committed to full inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of university life. CATE’s online events are delivered through Zoom and may include breakout rooms and group discussion. CATE’s in-person events typically involve a combination of presentation and discussion-based activities. We welcome ASL interpreters, note-takers, and accompanying assistants to all CATE events. If you have questions about access, such as parking or building layouts, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, such as real-time captioning (CART), ASL services, or obtaining event materials in alternative formats, please contact the event lead, Lauren Woods (




Lauren Woods

Date posted

Aug 2, 2022

Date updated

Jan 5, 2023