Syllabus Requirements and Suggestions

Please check to assure your syllabus contains each of the following items:


  1. Course Title, Department, and section number.
  2. Semester and Year of this course offering.
  3. Your name, how to reach you (e.g., phone numbers, e-mail address), and when and where you are available for office hours.
  4. A statement of the course objectives and expectations.
  5. Required and Optional Textbooks and materials.
  6. The course prerequisites, including a statement that students in the course who do not have the proper prerequisite risk being deregistered from the class.
  7. A general calendar indicating the topic, substance, and sequence of the course and important dates and deadlines for assignments, tests and/or projects.
  8. A clear statement of grading policy and grade distribution/percentages for all class requirements.
  9. A statement concern cheating and plagiarism. Suggested College wording:

Academic honesty: 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. In addition, it is considered to cheating when one cooperates with someone else in any such misrepresentation. 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 for the work or course. Repeat offenses result in dismissal from the University.

  1. The course withdrawal deadline.

For Spring 2002 the course withdrawal deadline is Saturday, March 23, 2002.

  1. The statement regarding disabled students. University required wording:

Students with disabilities:

In accordance with University policy, if you have a documented disability and require accommodations to obtain equal access in this course, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the semester or when given an assignment for which an accommodation is required. Students with disabilities must verify their eligibility through the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) in the Michael Schwartz Service Center (672-3391).

  1. The statement about enrollment/official registration. College Required wording:

Students have responsibility to ensure they are properly enrolled in classes. You are advised to review your official class schedule during the first two weeks of the semester to ensure you are properly enrolled in this class and section. Should you find an error in your class schedule, you have until Friday, January 25, 2002 to correct it 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.