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Texbooks, Dates, Times, and Modes of Instruction

Please give your textbook information to your department secretary when the class is being scheduled.  Even if it is not ordered through the Bookstore there is a federal regulation that textbook information must be available to students when they register. 

How do I find the Academic Calendar with dates and holidays for the syllabus? (Registrar’s Office)

How did we get this Academic Calendar? (AAVP for Curriculum)

How many days of MWF or TTh class are there in any given semester or block?  2014-15  2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 be aware: needs updating for new calendar (AAVP for Curriculum)

What times are classes offered? (Registrar’s Office)

What is the schedule for Thursday at 11:00? (Academic VP's Office)

What is the difference between the different modes of instruction? [In person, hybrid, on-campus online, online-only] Why does this matter? (AAVP for Curriculum, Registrar’s Office)

Preparing the Syllabus

What needs to go on a syllabus? (Word version for copying to your syllabus, 2/10/17 update) (AAVP for Assessment and Accreditation)

Where can I find the rubric by which syllabi are evaluated?

What are my department’s Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and what are the Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) that I will need to align my class outcomes (SLOs) with?  (You may need to click on "Select Another Unit Portfolio" at the top to find your department.)

(Please note that student learning outcomes—SLOs—are specific to a class.  They should align with Department and University outcomes, but are not dictated by them.)

Are there examples of how to align the SLOs, PLOs, and ILOs for the syllabus?

What kinds of information on my syllabus might be connected to assessment for the department and university?  How can I write outcomes that are assessable?   (University Assessment Committee & AAVP for Assessment and Accreditation)