We recommend that new instructors review the “minimum elements of a syllabus” as contained in Appendix D of the Standards and Assessment Review Committee (StAR) Guidelines (Spring 2022), p.27-28.
The elements on this syllabus are suggestions for best practice. Note: Early College concurrent enrollment instructors are asked to align their syllabi with this template.
Reference Catalog for Questions about:
- Modality Definitions*
- Credit/contact hour requirement
- Policies on grading, inclement weather, sexual misconduct, academic misconduct, and attendance**
* Your syllabus should clearly explain how your class is going to run. Consider clearly defining the mode of delivery for your course in your syllabus. This will help students understand their responsibilities that may differ based on modality: on-ground, online synchronous, online asynchronous, hybrid/blended, or hyflex.
** In order to ensure compliance with the United States Department of Education financial aid reporting requirements, Southern Connecticut State University monitors and reports all students who stop attending in on-ground classes or stop participating in online classes. See the undergraduate and grad ate catalogues for more detail. [Resolution F-2016-02]
Additional Syllabus Statements (Updated Feb. 2022)
Please see the left side bar menu for the following additional syllabus statements:
- Religious Observances
- Title IX/Sexual Misconduct
- Mental Health
- AI in Coursework
Note that the LEP statement is required for all LEP courses. For all other statements, rather than inserting directly into the syllabus, you might consider a short explanation and provide links to the available content.