THE UNIVERSITY SENATE OF MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
“SYLLABUS REQUIREMENT FOR ALL COURSES AT MIGHICAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY”
Voting Units: Academic
RATIONALE: Students should be provided with the information necessary to prepare and perform well in courses.
POLICY PROPOSAL: The
instructor of each section of any course at
The syllabus should
be provided to students on the first day of class but must be provided to students within the first week of class.
who add the class after this time are responsible for obtaining the syllabus.
Elements of the course syllabus are subject to modification by the instructor
during the semester as the need arises.
Instructors must, however, give students sufficient notice of any
modifications to the syllabus that might affect their performance in the
course. Notification of modifications should be made
in writing via handout or email.
The course syllabus must contain the following information and may contain any additional information that the instructor deems appropriate or necessary.
Instructor’s Name, Title, and Contact Information (including email address, university phone number, office location, and other contact information deemed appropriate by the instructor)
Instructor’s Office Hours
Course Number and Section (e.g., PSY 4110-R01)
Course Description, Overview, and Learning Outcomes/Objectives
(e.g., required textbooks, course packs, fees, materials, supplies, etc.)
(e.g., weighting of assignments/exams, class participation, attendance, penalties for late/missing work, etc.)
Projected Schedule of Exams and Projected Due Dates for Projects, Papers, and Other Assignments
(e.g., behavioral standards, attendance, group work/collaboration, safety regulations, etc.)
Citation of, or web reference to university policies on Academic Integrity, Americans with Disability Act, and Equal Opportunity
Specific course rules or policies regarding collaboration on graded academic exercises.
Any changes to the above elements should be provided to students in writing.
The chair of the department may approve deviations from the above format if deemed appropriate (e.g., independent study, research assistant, etc.).
*Note: Syllabus templates and suggested elements will be available by Fall 2008 via the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Development website.
Introduced to Senate: 2
Adopted by Senate: 16 April 2008
Approved by Administration: 28 April 2008
Became Senate Policy 312.1