The syllabus, commonly referred to as the course outline, is an important document that must be made available to Department Heads and enrolled students prior to the start of your course.
Importance of the Syllabus
- The type and schedule of term assignments with approximate due dates, as well as the type and schedule of term examinations
- Learning outcomes of the course and of the assignments and examinations
- Relative marking weight of all assignments and examinations
- Whether any of all of the course work assigned in a course, which may include any assignment or examination including the final examination, is mandatory for passing the course (as per College policy)
- Attendance expectations and the consequences of not meeting said expectations
- Syllabi should be posted on the Blackboard Open CourseWare site or a publically accessible departmental website.
Creating a Syllabus
Personalizing the Syllabus
- A Practical Handbook for Educators by Liesel Knaack (2011) – in GMCTE library
- Carnegie Mellon Enhancing Education – Write the Syllabus
- Carnegie Mellon Enhancing Education – Articulate your Learning Objectives
- University of Guelph – Course Planning and Design
- 2011-2012 SESD Instructor and Staff Handbook
It is important to include information about University policy and services in your course outline. Some useful sources of information for students include:
- University of Saskatchewan Student Conduct and Affairs This page contains information about university policies on student conduct, appeals and re-assessment, as well as information about academic integrity and forms and handouts on university policy for faculty and staff.
- University of Saskatchewan Academic Courses Policy This page contains information about university policies on couse delivery, examinations and assessment.
- University of Saskatchewan Syllabus Policy
- U of S Grading System (Undergraduate)
- Grading System for Graduate Courses To view the graduate courses grading system, click the 'Academic Information and Policie's tab, then scroll down. 'Grading System' is the last entry and will expand when you click the text.
- University of Saskatchewan Copyright Policy
- Campus Resources for Students