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WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A COURSE SYLLABUS

Division of English, Mathematics, and Education

 

1.  Instructor information

            A.  Name

            B.  Email address

            C.  Office hours

            D.  Contact information

2.  Required text and materials

3.  Course description (found on the IVCC course outline)

4.  Expected learning outcomes (found on the IVCC course outline)

5.  Disability statement

Sample statements:

If you are a student with a documented cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on disc, notetaking services, etc...  If you are interested in learning if you can receive these academic support services, please contact either Tina Hardy (tina_hardy@ivcc.edu, or 224-0284) or

Judy Mika (Judy_Mika@ivcc.edu) or 224-0350), or stop by the Disability Services Office in B-204. 

This course is designed to support diversity of learners.  My hope is to create a safe environment for all students.  If you want to discuss your learning experience, please talk to me as early in the term as possible.  If you know you have, or suspect you have a disability for which you may need accommodations, please contact me as soon as possible.  In addition, you may want to consult with the Disability Services Office in B-204. 

Tina Hardy (tina_hardy@ivcc.edu,, 224-0284) or Judy Mika (Judy_Mika@ivcc.edu) or 224-0350) work in that office and can help determine if you are eligible for support. 

You may be eligible for academic accommodations if you have a documented physical, psychiatric or cognitive disability such as a learning disability or ADD/ADHD.  If you have a disability and need more information regarding possible accommodations, please contactTina Hardy at (tina_hardy@ivcc.edu, 224-0284) or Judy Mika  (Judy_Mika@ivcc.edu) or 224-0350) or stop by office B-204.

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  The paragraph below is not an accommodation statement but just extra information you might want to include in your syllabus. 

In an effort to create a classroom environment that maximizes the success of all students, I encourage you to make me aware of any barriers that may inhibit your learning.  Feel free to speak to me at any time about concerns or questions you may have about assignments, activities, or assessments.  The college provides several support services for students who have barriers to learning.  They include, but are not limited to:  Disability Services Office, Writing Center/Peer Tutoring, Counseling Center, and Project Success.  Please see me if you want to learn more about any of these offices. 

6.  Attendance policy

7.  Assessment of student learning

8.  Grading:  point distribution

9.  Withdrawal policy

 10. Cell phone and text messaging policy. Include consequences for violation of policy

11.   Technology statement:

Technology expected to use in my class is (list the technology you will be using ex. PowerPoint, word, etc.)

12. Financial aid statement

Withdrawal from a course can affect financial aid. Students who receive financial aid should see an advisor in the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course.

13. Plagiarism statement/academic honesty

14. Any classroom rules

15. Outline of assignments for the semester

16. Any hints on how to be successful in the course

17. This statement could be added to your syllabus:

 The course syllabus is tentative and may be modified at the discretion of the instructor. 

Reminder: Electronically send your course syllabus for each class you are teaching for each semester to the Division Office.