Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus Compliance Checklist
The course syllabus 
should include the following information:  

Course title
Contact information
Instructor name
Office location
Contact information (telephone number and/or e-mail address)
Office hours
Required materials (including texts and personal equipment such as a calculator) Course prerequisites
Attendance policy, if any
Special policies for the course, if any

A list of papers, exams and other assessments that will contribute to the students grades, along with the exact or approximate value of those assessments either in points of percent of total grade. Repeated small assessment, such as homework or quizzes, can be considered as one time in the list of assessments.

Measurable Behavioral Objectives
Course Outline
Course Description
Due dates for major assignments: place, date, time of final exam Policy requiring late assignments

Policy regarding academic dishonesty.

ADA Statement:

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact me (the instructor or teaching assistant) for a confidential discussion of their individual needs for academic accommodation as determined by Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD). This includes students with mental health disabilities like depression and anxiety.  It is the policy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to provide individualized accommodations to students with documented disabilities that may affect their ability to fully participate in course activities or to meet course requirements.  To receive accommodation services, students must be registered with SSD which is located in 232 Canfield Administration (472-3787).

Classroom Emergency Preparedness and Response Information Considerations for your class if there is an emergency:

  • If the Fire Alarm is activated, exit the building by the nearest safe exit.

  • If it is a weather emergency, follow the instructions for your building.

  • For other emergency situations, consider the following

    If immediate evacuation seems to be the best option, direct students to the closest exits away from the source of the emergency. Students should hold hands in the air when exiting the building. 

If immediate evacuation does not appear to be safe or feasible consider one of these options

• If you room has a solid door with a lock, lock the door. If there is a second door in the room, also lock that door.

Turn off the lights
Have students get low and away from the door
Have everyone silence their cell phones and stay quiet

• If the room is unable to be locked, consider whether a door that opens inward can be blocked.

• If the room is unable to be locked or the door blocked, consider having personnel hide in locations where appropriate.

• When the emergency is over and the group is exiting, remind everyone to move slowly and hold their hands in the air.


ACE required material, if applicable:
Learning outcome for which the course is certified
The opportunities the course will give students to acquire the knowledge or skills necessary to achieve the Learning Outcome
Graded assignments which will be used.

Course syllabus format is based on information from the following websites: