Creating the Course Syllabus
What must be included?
- Course title
- Contact info
- Office hours (for full timers)
- Course Description
- Textbooks and required materials
- Attendance policy
- Grade and evaluation policy
- ADA statement (as below)
- Establish relevance and create interest
- Place course within the context of the industry and/or broader curriculum
- Describe the activities of the course
University ADA statement
Any student who believes s/he may need an academic accommodation based on the impact of a documented disability should first contact a Coordinator in the Office of Accessibility Services, Hatcher Hall, 740-351-3106 to schedule a meeting to identify potential reasonable academic accommodation(s). Students are strongly encouraged to initiate the academic accommodation process in the early part of the semester or as soon as the need is recognized. After meeting with the Coordinator, students are encouraged to meet with their instructors during the instructor’s office hours to discuss their specific needs related to their disability. The academic accommodation letter will be sent to the instructor and student via secure e-mail prior to the semester start date. Any questions regarding the academic accommodations on the letter should be addressed to the Coordinator of Accessibility Services. If a student does not make a timely request for academic accommodations and/or fails to meet with the Coordinator of Accessibility Services, a reasonable academic accommodation might not be able to be provided.
No student has permission to record class or capture class images via any method without the written consent of the instructor. Additionally, any recordings created with permission or provided may not be modified or redistributed in any format without written consent of the instructor.
Ownership of work
All project assignments and course materials are the sole property of the instructor. Completed projects are co-authored by student and instructor and remain the property of both parties. In participation of this course, both student and instructor agree to fully release the other party to utilize, modify, and distribute the resulting work as they see fit.
Submitting course syllabi
The department is required to collect course syllabi for every class each semester. To make this task easier and to prevent files from being lost, please follow these directions:
- Send each syllabus as a PDF or DOC file. If you are uncertain how to create these, a quick Google search can lead the way
- Name the file with the course code and your name. Example: ARTS4631-Cram.pdf.
- If you teach multiple sections of the same course and use the same syllabus, submit only one syllabus.
- Send the syllabi for all of your courses in one single email. If you don’t have all of them yet, only send them when you do.
- Include “Course syllabi” in the email subject line.