The course syllabus serves as a contract between the faculty and the students.
A syllabus is a document that is given to students the first week of classes and sets the tone the course. Syllabi usually include:
A course syllabus is an essential document that guides the faculty and students through the course. Additionally, it clearly and concisely explains expectations and policies of the course. You can reference this document at any time to remind students of their responsibilities. Furthermore, many institutions require syllabi be distributed during the first week of classes.
At UB, a course syllabus must be finalized and distributed to students during the first week of classes.
Institutions set protocols for syllabus development and often provide templates or require that specific templates be used. The following links provide detailed information on syllabus requirements for UB’s undergraduate, graduate and UB Curriculum courses. Faculty should also check with their department for additional requirements or available templates.
Unit-Specific Syllabus Templates
General Education Syllabus
The UB Curriculum website provides resources to help you develop UB Curriculum courses.