The syllabus addition that I am most excited about, however minor, is elaborating on course expectations with questions that invite further consideration of the topic, and hold students accountable for taking initiative in their own education:
How will your knowledge and understanding grow throughout this semester? What intellectual abilities will this course help you develop?
What will you do to pursue the goals of this course?
What guidelines will help ensure a dependable, respectful, equitable classroom atmosphere?
How does the university help to ensure my safety and academic success?
What resources will guide and expand our classroom discussions?