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Faculty Guidelines

Syllabus Content & Template

College policy 4.01 and procedure 401 both inform requirements for all syllabi. The full policy and procedure are included below.

College policy 4.01

Full time and adjunct faculty will provide each student in his/her class with a course syllabus. The course syllabus will be in written or electronic form and will consist of (a) student learning outcomes, (b) instructor's grading/evaluation procedures to include grading scale, value of each assignment toward the final grade, (c) attendance policy, (d) policy on make-up work; and (e) statement on assigning an Incomplete grade that is consistent with statement on I-grades in the current College catalog. These procedures and policies will be adhered to by the instructor for the entire semester. The instructor will address all such student learning outcomes and content within the span of the course.

College procedure 401

Course syllabi containing all required elements shall be posted online by each faculty for each course using the College’s Learning Management System. Grade books for each course shall be maintained in the Learning Management System or equivalent, as approved by appropriate associate vice president, by each faculty member and available to students through a corresponding course shell created at the beginning of each semester.


1. Syllabus Content and Template

In addition to the requirements outlined above, a number of other features should be included in a syllabus. All departments have example syllabi on file. Contact your department chairperson, assistant chairperson, or lead instructor with questions. You may wish to have your syllabus peer reviewed for clarity and completeness.

A syllabus template is provided for guidance and contains suggestions and examples for writing an effective syllabus. The syllabus template is posted on the Faculty Self-Service Help web page http://daytonastate.edu/help/faculty.html.