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Evolution of a Teaching Syllabus

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The Teaching Syllabus has a number of qualities/characteristics that make it primarily a student-centered document that best communicates not only the particular importance and relevance of your course in an easy-to-understand format but also is an opportunity for instructors to better articulate the value-added of their approach to the subject.

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Above are the first-page examples of UC's Lindner College of Business Professor Drew Boyd's progression for his masters-level Marketing Strategy for Managers course syllabus (click on any of the above images for a slideshow view). Before bringing his marketing and innovation expertise to UC, Drew spent seventeen years with Johnson & Johnson, ten years with United Airlines, and six years in nuclear missile operations for the USAF. 

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To better see the differences between each, click on any of the syllabi below. Note how the evolving sense of detail is closely wedded to an articulation of why and how this course will be of value to students in their future studies and careers in addition to how students will practice and demonstrate their learning. 

For a more thorough comparison of Drew's iterations in their entirety the full syllabi are listed below.