The framework for the syllabus has been established as a system wide mandate of the Academic Affairs Officers. A syllabus is required for each course that must be distributed to the students during the first week of classes. A copy must also be submitted to the appropriate dean’s office. The format for the syllabus is outlined below:
Format for Course Syllabus
Course Prefix, Number, Title, Credit Hours
Academic Term, Year
Course Meeting Time and Location
Instructor’s Contact Information
Office phone number
Additional course description (optional)
Description of Instructional Methods
Required textbook(s) and other materials
Class attendance policy
Cheating and plagiarism policy
BOR System General Education Goal(s), as required.
Institutional General Education Goal (s), when applicable.
Writing Intensive Goal, when applicable.
Global Issues Goal, when applicable.
Student Learning Outcomes in measurable terms.
Evaluation Procedures of Learning Outcomes
Assessments - Tests, projects, assignments, etc.
Performance standards/grading policy
ADA Statement (verbatim quote must be included in each course syllabus)
Reasonable accommodations, as arranged through the Disabilities Services Coordinator, will be provided for students with documented disabilities. Contact the BHSU Disabilities Services Coordinator at 642-6099 for more information.
Academic Freedom and Responsibility (verbatim quote must be included in each course syllabus)
Freedom in learning. Under Board of Regents and University policy student academic performance may be evaluated solely on an academic basis, not on opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to academic standards. Students should be free to take reasoned exception to the data or views offered in any course of study and to reserve judgment about matters of opinion, but they are responsible for learning the content of any course of study for which they are enrolled. Students who believe that an academic evaluation reflects prejudiced or capricious consideration of student opinions or conduct unrelated to academic standards should contact their college dean to initiate a review of the evaluation.
Tentative Course Outline/Schedule of Leaning Activities