All faculty members are expected to provide students with a syllabus. While there is no standardized format for syllabi, it is recommended that the syllabus includes identifying characteristics such as course title, department, section number, as well as the semester and year the course is offered. Syllabi should also include best ways to reach the faculty member including office hours.
The course objectives and expectations for the class should be outlined within the syllabus as well as required textbooks. The syllabi should include a general calendar of the substance of the course with important deadlines for assignments, tests, the course withdrawal deadline and enrollment/registration dates. Syllabi should include a statement regarding disabled students. Syllabi should also include a grading policy for class requirements in addition to a statement on cheating and plagiarism.