3.6 Course Syllabus
- 3.6.1 Course Syllabus Usage
The primary document detailing the expectations placed upon students in a given class is the course syllabus. Consequently, each faculty member is expected to provide a syllabus to each student in each of the faculty member’s classes. The syllabus should be accessible to the student by the first day the class meets*. A copy of the syllabus for each course of instruction should be placed on file in the appropriate department.
*For the Faculty Internship Instructor of Record, a copy of the completed Internship Learning Agreement, which includes duties and learning outcomes, can be used to supplement the syllabus. These should be made available to the internship student by the first day of their internship and placed on file in the appropriate department.
- 3.6.2 Course Syllabus Template
Each semester faculty members will provide students in each of their classes with a syllabus in the format of and containing the minimum of information as outlined below. Faculty can expand the information included in the syllabus template.
Faculty members should provide the student any written or published documents that would facilitate the student's understanding of the requirements of the course. A copy of the syllabus will be filed in the discipline’s department office at the beginning of each semester.
University of North Georgia
Standard Course Syllabus
COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:
SEMESTER AND YEAR:
Office Room Number
Office Phone & e-mail address
eLearning (D2L) login Information (if needed)
TEXT AND OTHER MATERIALS
online resources and access information; link to student IT support
Description similar to the one in the college catalog. Explanation of how course is used in the Core – if appropriate. Specification of hours of credit. Pre-requisites and/or co-requisites if any.
COURSE OBJECTIVES (EXPECTED OUTCOMES)
Specific skills and concepts the student is expected to master by the end of the course; explanation of their relationship to the college’s, discipline's and department’s goals. (See UNG mission statement and select those goals that apply to your course.)
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Include here grading practices and weights assigned to each graded aspect of the course and how the final grade will be calculated. Also see policy in the faculty handbook regarding fully online courses.
Provide students with specific evaluation criteria, e.g., number of tests, reports, themes, assignments, final exams, etc., and their relative weight. The students should have a full understanding of the criteria used to determine his/her grade.
Incorporate calendar with important dates during the semester, including last date to withdraw without academic penalty.
This syllabus may be adjusted if deemed necessary by the instructor.
Students are expected to refer to the supplemental syllabus for the following information:
- Academic Exchange
- Academic Integrity Policy
- Academic Success Plan Program
- Class Evaluations
- Course Grades and Withdrawal Process
- Disruptive Behavior Policy
- Inclement Weather
- Smoking Policy
- Students with Disabilities