Suggested Guidelines for Developing a Syllabus—Angelo State University CITR While you don’t necessarily want a syllabus that is more than 5-6 pages, student learning increases when the course structure is explicit and clear. Note that any syllabus focused on student learning will, by necessity, be longer than many of us are accustomed.
(**Denotes information in the draft ASU Operating Procedure. All other categories and suggestions are based on identified best practices to aid student learning.)
Course Name and time/location of meeting
Contact information: phone/email/etc.
Include any special circumstances regarding contacting you
If you have a preference for contact/communication, notify the students.
Times available for student interaction
Include any specific technological requirements/options (SKYPE, chat, etc.)
Include specific information regarding interaction with students (face to face/virtual/phone/IM and include specific information regarding times available)
If there is a web site or other location for the class and materials, include that here.
Supplemental Materials (be specific about the location of these materials)
Technology requirements: Be specific.
Course Description: 1. You can reproduce the course description from the ASU Bulletin; however, you should feel free to add items that make your course unique. This is an ideal spot to show your passion for the course and material.
Prerequisites and skills required:
Despite published prerequisites, students still manage to enroll in certain courses. Allowing them to remain in the course without the prerequisite or required skills damages their chances for success.
You might find it useful here to list student services opportunities (Writing Center, Tutoring Services, Learning Labs, etc) for students concerned about the specific skills required.
Course Objectives: 1. Reproduce the 2-3 Objectives listed on your IDEA FIF. See the IDEA Workshop in the CITR Blackboard page for more information regarding choosing course objectives. IDEA recommends that you choose no more than 3 Important or Essential items. These