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 +# A Syllabus of Questions
  
 +
 +## Instructor
 +
 +  * Who is in charge here, and why?
 +  * What do we need to know about the instructor?
 +  * What is the instructor'​s role in the course?
 +
 +
 +## Overview
 +
 +  * What did I think I was signing up for?
 +  * Why did I sign up for this course?
 +  * What is the story being told?
 +  * Where are we headed? By which route?
 +  * What will it take to get there?
 +
 +
 +## Objectives
 +
 +  * What do we hope to come out of the course with?
 +  * Are there applications for future careers?
 +  * What further study should this course prepare us for?
 +  * What skills will we develop?
 +  * What kind of class community do we hope to foster?
 +
 +
 +## Expectations
 +
 +  * What kinds of activities will help us learn and demonstrate that we have done so?
 +  * Is there a final project? What would be most constructive and appropriate to the material?
 +  * Are there other major projects throughout the course?
 +  * What kinds of habits should we be practicing on a daily or weekly basis?
 +  * What do we expect of ourselves in class time?
 +
 +
 +## Evaluation
 +
 +  * What are the activities that our grades should reflect?
 +  * What activities should not be graded?
 +  * How can we break each activity down to ensure it is graded fairly?
 +  * Is there a process of revision or repetition?
 +  * What happens if there is a dispute about a grade?
 +
 +
 +## Agreements
 +
 +  * How do we commit to carrying ourselves, and how do we expect to be treated?
 +  * What happens when conflict arises?
 +  * What do we need to do to ensure the course is accessible for all participants?​
 +  * Do we understand and accept the expectations for our conduct set out by the university?
 +  * How do we change these agreements and this syllabus when necessary?
 +
 +
 +## Schedule
 +
 +  * Who determines what happens when?
 +  * What is a reasonable expectation for what can be accomplished each week?
 +  * If the pace isn't working, how do we know and what do we do?