Policy

Your syllabus is a contract with the students which cannot be changed without notice. The Academic Courses Policy require that on the first day of class, you should provide the class syllabus.

Creating your class syllabus

The course syllabus allows instructors to convey to students an overview of the key elements of a course, including what the students will learn, who the instructor is, how students will be assessed and other important, course information.

Refer to the policy for information regarding:

After distribution of the syllabus, no changes to the grade mode and no major graded assignment, quiz or examination are to be changed or newly assigned without 100% approval by registered students.

Recommended additional items to include

The following items should be considered for inclusion in the syllabus.

  • course description including prerequisites (must match the catalog)
  • U of S Grading System
  • course overview and schedule
  • instructor profile (first person)
  • required resources (books, software, etc.)
  • acknowledgements
  • if using an open textbook or other free resources in place of a commercial text
  • Treaty 6 acknowledgment (language included in the Template and Template Guide)

Additional Resources

Getting Help

Registrarial Services

For information on class scheduling and examinations.


Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning

Whether you are just starting to draft your syllabus or simply want to make some revisions, staff at the GMCTL provide feedback about any aspect of the syllabus, including what elements are required and / or recommended by the Academic Courses Policy.