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 and sample Core subject and Technical/Occupational subject samples are here as well. A reviewed and updated addendum listing college and district policies can be found online.
All course syllabi must be available electronically on the college website.
The following items must be included in syllabi.
A. Course Information
- course title and number
- catalog description
- course prerequisite(s) (if applicable)
- student learning outcomes
- core objectives/program objectives/SCANS (if applicable)
- course materials, including required or recommended reading (if applicable) – HB 2504 (C)
- instructor contact information (no firstname.lastname@example.org email formats are permitted)
- instructor availability (posted office hours, or a statement about how to schedule a meeting)
- a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion – HB 2504 (D)
- attendance/participation expectations
- method for determining final grade, including each major assignment and/or examination – HB 2504 (B)
- course specific academic dishonesty policy (if applicable)
- use of Testing Center (if applicable)
- safety policies and procedures (if applicable)
- use of equipment, facilities and resources (if applicable)
- drop/withdrawal date
- a general statement indicating that an instructor has the right to add to, delete or revise segments of the course or syllabus
B. Institutional Policies - Instructors can include the pdf or the link to the pdf
www.BrookhavenCollege.edu/pdf/instruction/SyllabusAdd_FL14.pdf for Fall 2014
- drop/withdrawal policies and procedures
- the approved college statement concerning the state's six-drop policy
- academic dishonesty policy with a link to the Student Code of Conduct
- information about the Americans with Disabilities Act
- information about student absences due to religious holiday observance
- financial aid statement
- information about repeating the course
- information about how students receive their final grades
- FERPA statement
NOTE: Texas House Bill No. 2504 requires a syllabus that:
- satisfies any standards adopted by the institution;
- provides a brief description of each major course requirement, including each major assignment and examination;
- lists any required or recommended reading; and
- provides a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion;