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:
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.)
- 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)
- A Practical Handbook for Educators by Liesel Knaack (2011) – in GMCTE library
- Carnegie Mellon Enhancing Education – Write the Syllabus
- Carnegie Mellon Enhancing Education – Articulate your Learning Objectives
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.