THE UNIVERSITY SENATE OF MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
SYLLABUS REQUIREMENT FOR ALL COURSES AT MIGHICAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Senate Policy 312.1
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.
Student work products (exams, essays, projects, etc.) may be used for purposes of university, program, or course assessment. All work used for assessment purposes will not include any individual student identification.
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 April 2008
Adopted by Senate: 16 April 2008
Approved by Administration: 28 April 2008
Introduced to Senate: 24 October 2012
Approved by Senate: 7 November 2012
Approved by Administration: 19 November 2012