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Student-Centered Syllabus: How Changing Instruction Creates Inclusive Classrooms

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the field of education in unprecedented ways, for teachers and students alike. For example, the transition to online learning demanded flexibility and adaptability of both teachers and students, yet the learning goals often remained the same. In this article, Professor Jennifer Gauthier of Randolph College explains her transition to a "student-centered syllabus" that maximized the potential for students to succeed based on their own motivation and interests. Gauthier describes the benefits gained from this shift in syllabus and course design, both for students and for herself as a professor, "I feel like I can be myself instead of playing the part of a college professor." Learn more about her experiences and insights here!

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