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Course Syllabus Policy

The course syllabus provides a framework for faculty to communicate course expectations to students. A written syllabus must be provided to students within one week after the start of classes. Syllabi must be consistent with the model course outline on file in the department or the dean’s office. At minimum, the syllabus includes the following:

  1. The instructor’s name, office address, office telephone number or other contact information, and in person and/or electronic office hours;
  2. Information on required course materials, projected course content and assignments, including the approximate number and submission dates of papers, projects, and examinations;
  3. An explanation of course policies and requirements including grading and attendance policies;
  4. A list of learning outcomes, including those from the model course outline, the course is intended to achieve;
  5. Additional student learning outcomes for courses that satisfy one or more General Education category or the Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR).
  6. The University Honor Code Statement: “It is expected that all students enrolled in this class support the letter and the spirit of the Academic Honesty Policy as stated in the Academic Catalog.”; and
  7. The Student Accommodations Statement: “SUNY Plattsburgh is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for all persons with disabilities. If you are a student with a disability that may have an impact on your work in this class and require academic or other accommodations, please contact the Accessibility Resources Office (ARO) on the first floor of Feinberg Library 127, call 518-564-3844 or email [email protected]. You may also Request Accommodations from the Accommodate portal and a representative will contact you directly. To utilize specific accommodations you must certify with this office prior to accommodations being provided.
  8. Syllabi must be consistent with the model course outline on file in the department office or the dean’s office.
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