DIY Syllabi as Gifts is a chance for seniors* to explore what makes us excited about learning, what we’ve gained throughout our time at Barnard, and what we really want to teach each other, even as we move on to a world where learning no longer becomes our primary focus. The syllabus idea was born of a dream to keep in touch with learning after college, but and to maintain learning communities with friends, even after we graduate.

collage style poster that reads: The Barnard Zine Library and the Center for Engaged Pedagogy present DIY syllabi as gifts! Make your dream syllabus as a graduation gift for your friends! Dates: Intro Session: January 29, 6:00-8:00pm (The CEP, 1st floor Milstein)

DIY syllabi can be the outlet you've always hope for to share your passion about the Haunted House Novel, The Architecture of Barnard and Columbia, Dendrochronology, Queerness in Shakespearean Performance, Punk History, etc. as well as a building block for staying in touch with those you worry you will miss.

January 29 is our kickoff session, where we’ll talk about ways to approach writing syllabi and formatting them like zines, and to start brainstorming what you might want to create! If you like, bring along a syllabus for one of your classes this semester.

Event schedule:

Intro Session: January 29, 6:00-8:00pm | The CEP, 1st floor Milstein | Register
Zine Making: February 29, 6:30-8:00pm & April 19, 2:00-4:00pm
Zine Fair: April 26, 1:00-4:00pm

*This series was created with seniors in mind, but students from all classes are welcome to participate. In the unlikely event that interest exceeds capacity, seniors will be prioritized. After that, it's first come, first served.

Flyer for zine making events, Thursday, February 29, 6:30-8pm & Friday, April 19, 2-4pm, in the Zine Library. Flyer contains pictures of a variety of Zines in different styles and colors.
Flyer for Scholaztic Zine Fair. The Scholastic logo is collaged over with a Barnard "B" in laurels (where the book usually is) and the second "S" in scholastic is has a "Z" that appears cut and pasted over it. At the bottom is large collection of zines.