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Graduate College Syllabus Policy

Please review the Graduate Syllabus Policy here:


  1. The name, title, availability, and contact information of the primary instructor(s) and other members of the instructional team.
  2. A description of the course content, goals, and objectives.
  3. A clear and precise description of the workload expectations and course requirements for the class.
  4. A description of the grading scale and how student work will be evaluated.
  5. A statement of any special policies for this specific class as determined by the instructor (e.g., attendance, participation, limitations on the use of electronic devices, details regarding academic integrity, etc.).
  6. A statement on reasonable accommodations provided by the Disability Resource Center,
  7. A statement that the work and course requirements are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor with proper notice to the students.


In addition to the requirements listed on the University Policy page, the following elements are recommended for the graduate syllabus:

  1. A list or schedule of topics or readings, if appropriate.
  2. A list of links for special resources for students (see attached template for a suggested example).
  3. A list of links about University Policies and student rights, responsibilities and accommodations (see attached template for an example).

View the recommended graduate_syllabus_template_revised.12.21.20.docx

The syllabus is not limited to these required and recommended components. See Resource Links and Best Practices for Graduate Syllabi for links and additional information on instructional support and constructing effective syllabi. See Optional syllabus materials - student resources for additional information. 

Please note, in classes that are co-convened with undergraduate classes (400/500-level classes), the instructor may either have a single syllabus for the jointly convened class or separate syllabi for the graduate and undergraduate offerings. If a single syllabus is used it must meet the requirements of both the Undergraduate and Graduate syllabus policies and must clearly distinguish between graduate and undergraduate learning outcomes, requirements, and work expectations. 


Last updated 21 Dec 2020