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Course Syllabi

Every instructor shall make available to each student in their class, during the first class meeting, a written course syllabus providing:

  • Instructor's contact information including office hours and office location.
  • A list of required text(s) and supplementary material for the course.
  • Methods and expectations for assessing/grading student performance for the course.
  • Attendance requirements and make-up policy (if applicable).
  • The course learning outcomes, if not communicated to students by some other means appropriate to the course.
  • Other information the instructor deems necessary to ensure the student's understanding of the nature, requirements, and expectations of the course.

Every instructor shall be required to spend a portion of the first meeting of the class discussing the course syllabus.

Faculty have final responsibility for grading criteria and grading judgment and have the right to alter student assessment or other parts of the syllabus during the term.

This policy shall be included in the Faculty Handbook.

This policy shall be communicated to all faculty at least once each year by the Provost or their designee.


Academic Senate Resolution: AS-282-88/IC "Resolution on Course Information / Syllabi" (PDF). Adopted: 26 April 1988.

Academic Senate Resolution: AS-644-06 "Resolution on Course Syllabi" (PDF).  Adopted: 2 May 2006.

Academic Senate Resolution: AS-739-12 "Resolution on Course Learning Outcomes" (PDF).  Adopted: 10 January 2012.

Campus Administrative Policies (CAP) 210.4 Course Syllabi. Effective: 3 September 2013.

Last updated: 8/25/2023

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