Course Syllabi

Communicating course expectations to students via your course syllabus is important.  The university’s recommended course syllabus template has been updated to outline new expectations for students and guidelines for instructors, particularly for in-person courses, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Revisions to this template will occur over the summer and be posted in advance of the fall 2021 semester. Please check back in late summer for updates.

Downloadable Word Version

Syllabus template in Word

Digital Version in Canvas/AEFIS

Digital syllabus template (select the “Course Syllabus (AEFIS)” link from the course navigation menu)

Overview of Syllabus Template

The template provides required components and recommended components, while specifically addressing policies, resources and information developed to support instruction and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes both notes to instructors and specific examples of language that instructors may wish to use in their own syllabi. Topics covered include:

  • General classroom expectations for both in-person and remote courses
  • Face covering guidelines and compliance (Updated: 12/21/20)
  • Supporting academic progress when a student becomes ill and/or quarantined or isolated
  • Instructor notification of positive COVID-19 cases within their in-person classrooms (Updated: 12/21/20)
  • Exam guidelines, proctoring and on-campus spaces for virtual learning and testing (Updated: 12/21/20)
  • Health and safety guidance for common in-person course activities
  • Office hours recommendations
  • Indication of instruction modality (Updated: 12/21/20)
  • Regular and substantive student-instructor interaction requirement (New)
  • Privacy of student information and digital tools (New)
  • Diversity and inclusion statement
  • Disability accommodations