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Teaching Resource Guide

The 2023-24 Clemson Teaching Resource Guide is updated annually, to bring together information from units across campus that are connected to the teaching mission of the university. 

Syllabi Templates

OTEI has worked with units across campus to bring you syllabus resources: The Syllabus Template Part One 2023-24 document and the University Policies and Student Support Syllabus Part Two 2023-24 document or pdf.

What are these templates? Syllabus Templates Part One and Part Two can help you keep your syllabus up-to-date with university policies,  practices, and resources.

Part One is a student-centered template which you can rewrite to suit your needs.  It notes specifically which elements are required by Clemson and is reviewed annually by the Undergraduate and Graduate Deans. Since it uses a Word template, it is in an accessible format. 

Part Two is revised by applicable units on campus so that student resources and university policies are up-to-date.  It can added to the end of your syllabus OR be saved as a separate document (a syllabus "part two"), thus making your syllabus easier to read. It is designed to be accessible and, for easy reading, has icons to help students track topics.

Modify either document, adopt wholesale, distribute, and post to Canvas.  It is your choice!

Clemson Teaching News

If you teach at Clemson in any role or have an interest regardless, you can receive notifications of teaching-related events from units across the university and curated Higher Ed teaching news. This includes any staff, special faculty, adjuncts, and graduate students. If you are not already enrolled, you can email To share teaching news, contact us at this email as well!

Service Learning

Service Learning at Clemson is  going strong! Service learning courses and experiences are now under the umbrella of experiential learning in CU Excel.  To learn more about CU Excel, Clemson's new quality enhancement plan, visit their website.  If you would like additional support planning your SVLN course, contact us through our services page.


Assignment Design

Looking for the latest on designing your assignments? Take the Learning-Focused Assignment Design course for instructors, in Clemson Canvas. This course prepares you to revise or create assignments using the latest research into assignment design and this research-based guide, based on transparent design for improved student learning.

You can self-enroll in the course with this URL:

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

UDL is a framework for designing goals, materials, lessons, and assessments from the beginning to meet the needs of all students, including students with diverse needs.  It includes three principles for curriculum design: multiple means of engagement, expression, and representation.

You can review and implement the principles of UDL with simple strategies in this quick introduction. Based on the UDL framework, this introduction is by Dr. Michelle Rogers, College of Education. You can access the full four page series or each individual page (introduction, principle 1, principle 2, and principle 3).

Interested in more UDL?  Get information on creating an accessible, inclusive course based on "universal design for learning" principles by enrolling in our new course Engaging All Learners Through Teaching Practices, also created by Dr. Michelle Rogers, College of Education. Self-enroll to access the course or contact otei for assistance.

For support specifically on creating accessible materials for your course, visit Clemson's Accessibility Portal.