Faculty members are responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the syllabus for all courses taught. Sample syllabus formats are available in the division office,
in the Faculty Handbook or on P Drive>FORMS>VPI. Listed below are the procedures.
- Syllabi are to be on file in the office of the division dean for all courses taught every semester.
- Syllabi are reviewed and, if necessary, revised (at the determination of the faculty member) every semester.
- Periodic review of division syllabi will be made.
Faculty members are responsible for the preparation of the syllabus for all courses taught. Sample syllabus formats are available in
the division office. All course syllabi must be on file in the division office. The following items must be included in syllabi.
- course title and number
- catalog description
- course competencies
- course objectives
- course materials
- a general statement indicating that an instructor has the right to add to, delete or revise segments of the course or syllabus
- how students can contact the instructor
- office hours
- calendar and schedule of due dates
- attendance expectations
- drop/withdrawal policies and procedures
- the approved college statement concerning the state's six-drop policy (available from the division office)
- safety policies and procedures (if applicable)
- use of equipment, facilities and resources (if applicable)
- grading procedure, i.e. how final grade is determined
- explanation of Competency Based Instruction, CBI, and performance grades (if applicable)
- use of Testing Center (if applicable)
- academic dishonesty policy
- information about the Americans with Disabilities Act
- information about student absences due to religious observance
- how students receive their final grades
NOTE: Texas House Bill No. 2504 requires a syllabus that:
(A) satisfies any standards adopted by the institution;
(B) provides a brief description of each major course requirement, including each major assignment and examination;
(C) lists any required or recommended reading;and
(D) provides a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion;