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Academic Policy Handbook ARCHIVE


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Syllabus – Credit Course Overview Policy

Each instructor will distribute a credit course overview to students and to the appropriate administrator's office during the first week of the course. Instructors may modify overviews with adequate notice to students.

Required Content Areas:

  • College name and address
  • Instructor name
  • Instructor office location, availability, and phone extension
  • Course title, number, CRN number, credits, meeting time and place
  • Term and year
  • Course description
  • Course prerequisites, if any
  • Instructional materials (e.g., textbooks, supplies, equipment)
  • Major assignments (exams, essays, projects)
  • Tentative calendar, if appropriate to the course
  • Grading criteria
  • Attendance and make-up policies, if any
  • Instructional ADA statement; Example, "If you require specific instructional accommodations, please notify me early in the course."
  • Flexibility Statement: e.g., "Assignment/exam calendars may be changed in response to institutional, weather, class problems."

Optional Content Areas:

  • Instructional approach/theory
  • Campus resources available
  • Equal opportunity statement
  • Statement specific to course content
  • Cheating/plagiarism statement

Effective: June 1, 1996