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Preparing a Course

Syllabus Creation

Every course in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences must have a course syllabus distributed to students the first class meeting. This policy applies to courses that meet on campus, courses that meet off campus, and all online courses.

A faculty member is bound by the terms of his/her syllabus. If a faculty member revises a course syllabus for any reason, the faculty member m​ust, in a timely way, notify students in writing of the changes. The faculty member must give students sufficient time to prepare new assignments. In any reasonable disagreement with a student, the administration is obligated to resolve omissions and confusing provisions in the student’s favor. Faculty who take extra time to develop a detailed syllabus will minimize miscommunication with students throughout the semester.

See also the University's campus syllabus policy​.

Required Components for a Course Syllabus
Religious Holiday Accommodations
Disability Accommodations
CLAS Incomplete (IW/IF) Policy