Appendix B - Syllabus Requirements
Every faculty member must distribute during the first class meeting a course syllabus listing all assignments, deadlines, course expectations, methods of determining grades, and other relevant information, including ADA compliance statement. Faculty who are teaching distance learning courses are responsible for providing a syllabus to those students who are not on site before the first day of classes. A copy of the syllabus must be forwarded to those students before or by the first day of classes.
Two (2) copies of the syllabus should be submitted to the Assistant/ Associate Dean by the end of the first week of classes. In addition, the College of Business requires faculty to submit their syllabi to the department chairs two weeks before the semester begins. English faculty are also requested to submit one copy of their syllabus to the English Coordinator.
B.1 SYLLABUS REQUIREMENTS:
Each syllabus must include the following information:
⦁ Kent State University at Geauga
⦁ Kent State University at the Regional Academic Center
2. SEMESTER AND YEAR
3. INSTRUCTOR’S NAME and TITLE
⦁ Telephone number and/or email address and office number (indicate the best way a student can contact and communicate with faculty member)
4. SUBJECT AREA, COURSE NUMBER, COURSE TITLE, CRN#
⦁ Include the number of course credits
⦁ Include a statement that students in the course who do not have the proper prerequisite risk being deregistered from the class.
6. OFFICE HOURS
⦁ Statement on faculty’s availability to meet with students
7. COURSE DESCRIPTION
⦁ Taken from the current catalog
8. TOPICAL OUTLINE
⦁ Tentative assignments with dates
⦁ A general calendar indicating the topic, substance, and sequence of the course and important dates and deadlines for assignments, tests, and/or projects.
⦁ Topics covered
⦁ Chapters covered
9. COURSE OBJECTIVES/EXPECTED STUDENT OUTCOMES
⦁ Based on major units of topical outline and departmental expectations, the College of Business has identified specific objectives that must be included on the syllabus.
10. TEACHING MATERIALS
⦁ Required Textbook(s): include the title, author, year of publication, and edition.
⦁ Additional materials required by the faculty member.
11. EVALUATIVE PROCEDURE(S)
Method of determining final letter grade for the course
⦁ Grading Policy
⦁ Grade Scale
⦁ Specific procedure for students to make up missed work (tests, if applicable)
⦁ Participation: if a grading criterion, be specific referencing the method by which participation will be evaluated.
⦁ Attendance: if a grading criterion, be specific, reference the method by which participation will be evaluated.
12. EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
⦁ Final examination schedule is delineated in the semester schedule book.
13. ATTENDANCE POLICY
⦁ Withdrawal dates and procedures (as delineated on the registrar’s page at http://www.registrars.kent.edu/home/TermUpdate/termcal.htm).
14. ENROLLMENT/OFFICIAL REGISTRATION|
Students have responsibility to ensure they are properly enrolled in classes. You are advised to review the official class schedule (using Web for Students) during the first two weeks of the semester to ensure that you are properly enrolled in this class and section. Should you find an error in his/her class schedule, you have until (check the online semester calendar for the date at http://www.registrars.kent.edu/home/TermUpdate/termcal.htm) to correct the error with your advising office. If registration errors are not corrected by this date and you continue to attend and participate in classes for which you are not officially enrolled, you are advised now that you will not receive a grade at the conclusion of the semester for any class in which you are not properly registered.
15. ACADEMIC CHEATING AND PLAGIARISM
The Kent State University Digest of Rules and Regulations (3342-0-1.8) defines:
⦁ Cheating as "intentionally to misrepresent the source, nature or other conditions of academic so as to accrue undeserved credit, or to cooperate with someone else in such misrepresentation.”
⦁ Plagiarism is "to take and present as one's own an idea, words or works."
⦁ The penalties for cheating and/or plagiarizing are serious, and academic sanctions can range from the instructor's refusal to accept the work, assigning a grade of "F" or zero for the project, assignment or test, assigning a grade of "F" for the course.
⦁ The student may also face additional sanctions under the Code of Student Conduct, which may result in probation, suspension or dismissal from the University.
Suggested language for syllabus:
Academic honesty: Per University policy in the Kent State University Digest of Rules and Regulations (3342-0-1.8) cheating means to misrepresent the source, nature, or other conditions of your academic work (e.g., tests, papers, projects, assignments) so as to get undeserved credit.
The use of the intellectual property of others without giving them appropriate credit is a serious academic offense. It is the University's policy that cheating or plagiarism result in receiving a failing grade (0 points) for the work or course. Repeat offenses may result in dismissal from the University.
16. CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
Disruptive behavior is unacceptable. Students are expected to be attentive and respectful to faculty and students. Cell telephones should be turned off or put on vibrate.
17. STATEMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
University Policy 3342-3-1.8 requires that students with disabilities be provided reasonable accommodations to ensure their equal access to course content. If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester to make arrangements for necessary classroom adjustments. Please note you must first verify your eligibility for these through Student Disability Services. You may call 440-834-3726 or contact the Academic Support Coordinator, for more information on registration procedures.
B.4 SPECIAL LANGUAGE REQURIED FOR CORE, WIC, AND DIVERSITY COURSES
B.4.1 CORE COURSE REQUIRED STATEMENT
This course may be used to satisfy the Core Courses requirement. Core Courses as a whole are intended to broaden intellectual perspectives, foster ethical and humanitarian values, and prepare students for responsible citizenship and productive careers.
B.4.2 WRITING INTENSIVE COURSE REQUIRED STATEMENT
This course may be used to satisfy the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement. The purpose of a writing-intensive course is to assist students in becoming effective writers within their major discipline. A WIC requires a substantial amount of writing, provides opportunities for guided revision, and focuses on writing forms and standards used in the professional life of a discipline.
B.4.3 DIVERSITY COURSE REQUIRED STATEMENT
This course may be used to satisfy the University Diversity requirement. Diversity courses provide opportunities for students to learn about such matters as the history, culture, values and notable achievements of people other than those of their own national origin, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, physical and mental ability, and social class. Diversity courses also provide opportunities to examine problems and issues that may arise from differences, and opportunities to learn how to deal constructively with them.