Revision of Recommended Syllabus Content from Mon, 01/21/2008 - 15:28

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
  • Prerequisites
  • Instructor
    • Full Name
    • Office Location (include map link if online)
    • Office Phone, Email, Office Fax
    • Home Phone (optional)
    • Web Site (include link if online)
    • Office Hours
  • Course Goals and Objectives
  • Your Grading Policy (Required by Faculty Senate Within the First 10 Days of Class, Senate Policy 43-00)
    • Attendance/Lateness Policy
    • Graded Work?
    • Grading Criteria For Each Assignment
    • Missed/Incomplete Assignments
    • Exam Policy
      • Required by Faculty Senate Within the First 10 Days of Class, Senate Policy 43-00)
      • Evening Exams Must be Listed
    • Class Participation Policy
    • Your Penalty for Academic Dishonesty?
    • Your Formula to Determine a Course Grade?
    • Extra Credit?
    • See also the Policy Section
  • Class Location
    • Days, Times (include map link if online)
    • Lab Location if relevant
      • Days, Times
      • Lab Policies
      • Safety and Health Issues
  • Texts, Readings (required and supplemental) materials, Online Sites
    • Titles
    • Authors
    • Edition
    • URLs
  • Syllabus Subject to Change Statement
  • Academic Integrity Statement
    • Required by Faculty Senate Within the First 10 Days of Class
    • See also the Policy Section
  • Disability Statement

Course Goals and Objectives

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

Please visit the Goals and Objectives section of this community site for more information.

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
      • Details or Where to Location More Information
    • Quizzes and Tests
      • Dates, times, locations
  • Online Technical Requirements (if any)


  • Online Sites
  • Course Management System
  • Student and Groups Members List
  • Sources of Help
    • Help Labs/ Learning Centers
    • Tutors
    • Online Tutorials
    • Workshops for software training, study skills, etc.
  • Glossary Of Standard Or Necessary Terms
  • Related Professional Organizations