Syllabus Template

Syllabus Template

Course Prefix, Number, Section Number:

Course Title

Instructor Name:
Office Location:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Office Hours:

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Course Description:
Course Pre/Co-requisites, Recommended Preparation:

Required texts, course materials:

Course Learning Outcomes: Syllabus must include all SLOs in the official course record, i.e. course description in the UNR Catalog.

Unique class procedures /structures: web-based, group work, etc.

Description of Course Requirements: e.g., exams, quizzes, projects, papers AND the proportion each counts toward the final grade. If class participation and/or attendance are factored in, explain how these are evaluated.

Grading Criteria, Scale, and Standards: including statement on whether or not plus/minus grading will be used.

Policies regarding late work and make-up exams:

Course Calendar/Topics Outline: required readings, approximate schedule of exams and due dates for graded assignments.

Statement on Academic Dishonesty: "Cheating, plagiarism or otherwise obtaining grades under false pretenses constitute academic dishonesty according to the code of this university. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated and penalties can include filing a final grade of "F"; reducing the student's final course grade one or two full grade points; awarding a failing mark on the coursework in question; or requiring the student to retake or resubmit the coursework. For more details, see the University of Nevada, Reno General Catalog."

Statement of Disability Services: "Any student with a disability needing academic adjustments or accommodations is requested to speak with the Disability Resource Center (Pennington Student Achievement Center, Suite 230) as soon as possible to arrange for appropriate accommodations."

Statement on Audio and Video Recording: "Surreptitious or covert video-taping of class or unauthorized audio recording of class is prohibited by law and by Board of Regents policy. This class may be videotaped or audio recorded only with the written permission of the instructor. In order to accommodate students with disabilities, some students may have been given permission to record class lectures and discussions. Therefore, students should understand that their comments during class may be recorded."

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  • Methods for communicating with students outside the classroom regarding matters such as class cancellations, meeting times, or room changes
  • More detail about what constitutes academic dishonesty, with a concrete list or examples of "dos and don'ts" in the context of the class
  • Statement for Academic Success Services: For example, "Your student fees cover usage of the Math Center (784-4433 or ), Tutoring Center (784-6801 or ), and University Writing Center (784-6030 or These centers support your classroom learning; it is your responsibility to take advantage of their services. Keep in mind that seeking help outside of class is the sign of a responsible and successful student."