Each faculty member is responsible for designing and sharing with students in each course at the first class meeting a clear, concise, and carefully defined plan for learning. Each syllabus must meet the requirements of the guidelines provided by the Vice President for Academic Affairs. An effective plan contains a clear and measurable statement of learning objectives for the students in the course, a rationale for learning the content of the course and achieving the course objectives, and a statement of the means and procedures used to measure the students progress toward the objectives of the course.
An acceptable plan also includes assignment and exam schedules, attendance policy, professors policies, grading system, schedule of office hours, project assignments and instructions, and helpful suggestions for more effective learning.
Each syllabus should be revised periodically and kept current. These should be made available by the first class meeting, and a copy should be filed with the School Deans office and will be forwarded to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.