Revision of Recommended Syllabus Content from Mon, 01/21/2008 - 11:33

A complete syllabus includes:

  • General Course Information
  • Course Goals and Objectives
  • Course Requirements

A complete syllabus should also have a collaborative tone and a quality look and feel.

Course Information

Answers the student’s questions: So who are you, what’s this class about, and what do I need to know about and/or to buy?

Course Title
Full Name
Office Location (include map link if online)
Office Phone, Email, Office Fax
Home Phone (optional)
Web Site (include link if online)
Course Goals and Objectives
Your Grading PolicyRequired by Faculty Senate Within the First 10 Days of Class, Senate Policy 49-20
Attendance/Lateness Policy
Work to be graded?
Grading Criteria For Each Assignment
Missed/Incomplete Assignments
Exam Policy
Required by Faculty Senate Within the First 10 Days of Class
Evening exams, if any, must be listed
Class Participation Policy
Your Penalty for Academic Dishonesty?
Your Formula to Determine a Course Grade?
Extra Credit?
Class Location
Days, Times (include map link if online)
Lab Location if relevant
Days, Times
Texts, Readings (required and supplemental) materials, Online Sites
Syllabus Subject to Change Statement
Academic Integrity Statement
Required by Faculty Senate Within the First 10 Days of Class
Disability Statement

Course Goals and Objectives

Answers the student’s questions: What will I learn in this class? What will I be tested on?

Course Requirements

Answers the student’s question: So what will I have to DO in here in order to do well in the class?

Weekly Schedule
Sequence of Activities
Assignments and Due Dates
Quizzes and Tests