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Syllabus Checklist

Section Name Items to check for

Header and Cover


Course Prefix and Number Official

Course Title


  • List the course prefix and number (e.g., EDUC 321)
  • Provide the course title as it appears in the catalog
  • Identify the term in which the course is being taught

Instructor Information

Instructor Name

Contact Information (Phone, E-mail, Website)

Office Hours, Location and Mailbox

  • Provide the name of instructor(s) teaching the course, as well as any teaching assistants responsible for the course
  • Provide the contact information you would like students to use during the term
  • List when and where you will be available for office hours and where students can drop items off to you (e.g., department mailbox)

Student Learning Information

Course Description

Course Purpose within a Program of Study

Statement of Expected Learning

  • Provide a description of the course consistent with what appears in the university catalog
  • Describe the purpose of the course, expand on the course description (e.g., special topics course where the descriptions says “Topic may vary”), and/or inform the students what role the course plays in the degree program
  • List the most important learning goals (e.g., outcomes, objectives, competencies, performance criteria) you expect students to achieve in the course (n.b., in most cases, there will be between 3 and 8 statements of expected learning)

Course Materials

Required and Recommended Texts, Readings and Resources

Required and Supplemental Materials and Technologies

  • List all required and recommended readings, texts and resources that will support student performance in the course
  • List any additional materials or technologies (e.g., software, mp3 player) that students will need for the course

Assignments and Assessments

Graded Assignments and Learning Activities

Grading Matrix

Grade Scale

  • Identify assignments and any activities for which the students will receive a grade
  • Detail how a score/grade for each assignment and/or activity is used to calculate the final score/grade for the course
  • Define point breakdowns for each possible grade assigned (e.g., 90-93=A-)

Course Schedule

Course Calendar

Provide students with a calendar of course activities, readings, assignments, and/or exams. The level of detail will be determined by the faculty member or department in which the course is taught

Academic Policies

Academic Integrity, Plagiarism, Dishonesty and Cheating Policy

Student with Disability Statement

Course Add/Drop Policy

Course and Co-op Withdrawal Policy Course Change Policy

Title IX (Sexual Harassment and Misconduct), Discrimination, Harassment, and Bias Incidents