- Course name, number, section, semester, year, and time offered
- Any prerequisites for the course
- Instructor’s name, office number, office phone number, and office hours.
Include a minimum of six office hours per week for full-time faculty
- Course description, including mode of delivery
- Required texts and other materials necessary for the course. All citations should be complete, and the syllabus should indicate whether readings are on reserve in the library, are general library items, or are available electronically.
- Description of major assignments and due dates
- Grading information including the weighting of all components of the final grade. Please note that students need to have sufficient information of their performance BEFORE the withdrawal dateline, therefore more than 50% of the grade should be determined (and students notified) before that date. It is recommended that students have early feedback in a course so that they can address problems before they become insurmountable. Also include your grading scale (A, A-, etc.).
- Schedule of topics covered and relevant assignments due by day or by week
- Learning goals for the course and an explanation of how those goals connect to major/minor goals and to the university’s learning goals. Possible models for showing alignment between different levels of learning goals are available.
- Information on how you plan to assess learning goals for the course.
It is recommended that the following policy statements be addressed in your syllabus:
- Absences (refer to current undergraduate and graduate bulletin)
- Academic honesty (refer to current bulletin)
- Accommodations for students with disabilities (refer to the bulletin or contact the Director of the Office of Student Accessibility Services).
- We request all faculty include the Syllabus Statement on Accessibility, Inclusion, Harassment and Bias on their syllabus to ensure campus-wide consistency.
- Classroom conduct (cell phone or computer usage, late work, professionalism, etc.)
- Final exam policy for faculty (also undergraduate or graduate bulletin).The day and time assigned for the final can be found on the Office of the Registrar’s Registration and Semester Schedule Information.