With the speed of summer terms, we recommend you send your syllabus to students before the first class. Requiring reading before class starts is not allowed, but sharing details with them about course content, expectations, and assessment can be very useful in advance.
Syllabi development is an instructor prerogative, but we recommend you include a version of the following:
- Course info (session, instructor contact, location, lecture days/times, office hours)
- Course description
- Add/drop/withdraw deadlines - found on our calendar.
- Grading criteria
- Expectations (i.e. attendance policies, participation, paper presentation, reading list)
- Discussion sections
- Disability Resource Center accommodations
- Course outline
Past syllabi for reference can be found on our Summer Session Syllabi page.
See our “Checking your enrollment/accessing class rosters” page for student emails.