Recommended Syllabus Checklist | Tuscarawas Faculty Handbook | Kent State University

Recommended Syllabus Checklist

Consult with your mentor and/or colleagues on the Campus and in your department/school/independent college concerning requirements for your syllabus in addition to this brief advice.  Remember that many people will be reviewing your syllabi:  your students, the RTP Committee on the Tuscarawas Campus, the Campus Dean, evaluators from your department/school/independent college and university administrators at all levels.  Some faculty provide syllabi with daily expectations; others prefer a more streamlined document, but students should be able to understand basic expectations.

Course Information

Course title, number, section number, credit hours, room number, semester, campus, and meeting times

Pre-requisite

Instructor Information

Name, title, office hours, and contact information

Textbook/s or relevant on-line information

Title, author, publisher, edition, ISBN number, year, web address

Course Description

Course Objectives

Learning Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Assignments

Topics and Chapters covered, by date

Grading

Evaluation of learning: exams, quizzes, reports, homework, projects, etc.

Grade computation

Attendance and/or timely performance expectations

Incomplete grades

Policy regarding missed work or classroom activities

Other Suggestions

Confidentiality statement (FERPA)

Strategies to help improve performance

Notice of Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights

Conduct/class behavior

Policy on cell phones and other electronic devices

Extra credit projects (if any)

Class participation

Teaching style

Use of technology

Academic Dishonesty: plagiarism and cheating

Academic Complaints

Withdrawal Dates

Disability Statement