A-030 Course Syllabus

Code: A-030                            
Date: April 30, 1980                 
Revised: August 12, 1981          
Approved: John Wefald             
Revised: May 2002            
Approved: David Danahar         
Revised: January 28, 2009             
Approved: David Danahar          
Revised: March 2016    
Approved: Connie J. Gores
Revised: May 2018
Approved: Connie J. Gores

Southwest Minnesota State University


Course Syllabus

Instructors will provide and distribute a course syllabus to students in writing (hard copy and/or electronically) within a maximum of one week from the first class meeting. This information should include (but not be limited to) the following:            

  1. Course objectives/student learning outcomes.
  2. A statement that course material may be used anonymously for assessment of program student learning outcomes (SLOs) addressed by the course.
  3. A statement that course materials may be used anonymously for assessment of Liberal Education Program (LEP) student learning outcomes (SLOs).
  4. Requirements: texts and materials, approximate dates and formats for tests/papers/projects.
  5. Evaluation procedures: attendance, assignments, grading scale.
  6. A statement on any artifacts that will be used for campus-wide LEP or program assessment.
  7. Disability statement.
  8. Student conduct including academic honesty policy.

Faculty maintain the right to make changes to a syllabus. The instructor will communicate the changes to the students.

Faculty members are expected to develop their own syllabi, and to cite sources when incorporating others’ material.

Note: While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, SMSU reserves the right to correct any clerical errors herein. Also, you can submit feedback.