AAC: Recommendations for Material to Include on Course Syllabi | St. Lawrence University Registrar's Office

AAC: Recommendations for Material to Include on Course Syllabi

AAC’s Recommendations for Material to Include on Course Syllabi

  • DASO statement (see: http://www.stlawu.edu/disability-and-accessibility-services)
  • Academic Honesty statement (see the student handbook: http://www.stlawu.edu/associate-dean-student-life)
  • pass/fail policy
  • course description
  • departmental and/or program and university learning goals
  • your office hours
  • your contact information
  • information about any readings for the course
  • information about assessment, including participation (AAC often finds that syllabi could be more clear about how participation will be assessed and when and how feedback will be provided; if participation is a significant portion of a student’s grade, we urge you to be especially thorough here)
  • information about any required commitments outside of class time (labs, field trips, readings, lectures, etc.)
  • information about the schedule, including any exam dates and due dates for significant assignments
  • in general, if you have a policy about something (e.g. attendance, classroom norms, behavior, etc.), it should probably appear on the syllabus