Dear MFA Instructors,
We have been asked by the Dean and the Provost to include a “Learning Outcomes” section on every syllabus, so I am going to need all of you to add this to every one of your syllabi for Spring 2013. The Learning Outcomes section should simply be a list of things the students should have learned/should be able to do at the end of the semester. For example, “The student will be able to write with clarity about the contemporary thriller. The student will have a clear understanding of the devleopment of the thriller as a genre since its roots in the work of Poe.” etc. Three or four outcomes should be sufficient. Please be sure to add this section and send me the revised syllabus EVEN IF I have already approved it.