CVC-OEI Humanizing Challenge


Humanizing Pre-Course Contact with a Liquid Syllabus*

with Michelle Pacansky-Brock

The weeks and days leading up to the start of a new term are filled with anxiety and nerves for many students. This term, your students will have even more questions about what to expect and how to get started. An equity-minded strategy to improve these barriers is to transform your syllabus into a Liquid Syllabus! A Liquid Syllabus is a mobile-friendly, public website with a friendly welcome video that is written with welcoming, validating language. While you may create a Liquid Syllabus using any website tool of your choice, this session will prepare you to create your own Liquid Syllabus with Google Sites!


Self-Guided Activity

Create a Liquid Syllabus with Google Sites

Are you ready for your culminating activities? We have prepared a thorough step-by-step guide to help you get started with an accessible Liquid Syllabus. You will likely return to it frequently and continue to make tweaks and changes. When you make a change, remember that you need to Publish it so those changes will be seen by your students. Publishing is an important part of using a website tool.

Share your Liquid Syllabus with your peers

We are so excited to see what you made! Once you have your site published, copy the link to the published site and add it to our Padlet below.