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Everything You Need in Your Syllabus

This guide offers insight as to how a well organized and thought out syllabus is key to a streamlined classroom where both instructors and students understand the expectations.

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Dr. Anna Schmidt is a professor and a department chair of Transitional (Developmental) English at Lone Star College – CyFair. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from Graceland University, IA. Her second Bachelor of Arts degree and her Master of Arts degrees in English as well as her Ph.D. in Education are from State Universities in Russia. Her doctoral dissertation focused on differentiated curriculum and instruction in the Higher Education in the US. A native of Russia, Dr. Schmidt came to the United States in 1994 on a Fulbright scholarship as a visiting professor at Graceland University, IA. After moving to Houston in 1998, Dr. Schmidt worked as a senior English teacher in Katy ISD and also taught composition and literature courses as an adjunct at Houston Community College. In 2003 she joined Lone Star College-CyFair as a founding faculty. In 15 years at LSC-CyFair, Dr. Schmidt has served as a lead faculty, a department chair, and a CARE Academy Faculty Fellow facilitating a partnership with Cy-Fair ISD.

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