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RevisedSeptember 29December 6, 20082017
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Instructors shall organize, write, and use

Revised: September 29, 2008



  1. Utilizing the Course Syllabus Template provided by the Office for Instruction, instructors shall create a course syllabus for each course taught. Since student abilities and learning levels are vital factors in planning, all syllabi should be flexible enough to allow the instructor to meet the daily needs of the class. Adjunct faculty will utilize course syllabi developed by the Adjunct faculty may collaborate with full-time faculty unless otherwise instructed by the appropriate Department Dean or the Vice President for Instructionin the development process. The following items are to be considered included in making creating the course syllabus.
  2. Instructors desiring to teach a course using a distance learning mode of delivery shall first obtain approval through the submission of the College Form.
  3. Content of Syllabi − Course syllabi should include:
    1. Course Information, which includes:
      1. Name, number, section
      2. Semester and year
      3. Instructor name, office location & hours, contact information such as phone and e-mail
      4. Credit and contact hours,
      5. Pre and co-requisites
      6. Course description from common course catalog
    2. Course Goals/Objectives
    3. A list of course objectivesstudent learning outcomes; an outline of the procedure to be used in meeting objectivesthe outcomes, and an approximate time schedule to be used in achieving them.
    4. A complete outline showing what is to be included in the course.
    5. Evaluation procedures (should be based on course competencies).
    6. A list of recommended texts, materials, special equipment, audiovisual aids, etc., necessary for fulfilling objectives.
    7. A disability services statement.
    8. A list of reference materials for instructor's use.
    9. Required texts (if applicable)
    10. Required materials and supplies (if applicable)
    11. Reference materials (if applicable)
    12. Evaluation Policies and Procedures which includes grading policy and grading scale
    13. Classroom Policies which include:
      1. Academic Honesty Policy
      2. Attendance
      3. Computer Usage including online identity policy as applicable
      4. Student Conduct Policy
      5. Student Grievance Process
    14. Student Support Services which includes:
      1. Advising
      2. Disability Support Services
      3. Financial Aid
      4. Technical Support
      5. Tutoring
    15. Technical Requirements and Support
    16. Guidelines for Distance Learning (if applicable)
    17. Support for Using Moodle (if applicable)
    18. Student Success Information
  4. Whenever more than one instructor is involved in teaching the same course, separate course syllabi may be prepared by each instructor. However, the instructors will work together to formulate a single set of objectives for the course. The textbook to be used in the course will selected by using the criteria set forth in Procedure 6.9.1.
  5. Review and Revision of Syllabi
    1. All course syllabi are to be prepared prior to the beginning date of a course and submitted to the Department Dean or the Vice President Office for Instruction for review.Course syllabi are to be reviewed by the instructor at some time after the completion of a course and prior to teaching it again. If revisions are necessary, these should be made and a corrected copy of the changes should be submitted to the Department Dean or the Vice President for Instruction.
    2. Instructors should review, revise and resubmit course syllabi to the Office for Instruction every semester.




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