You are likely already familiar with the syllabus templates and requirements. This page contains all requirements and gives you the ability to copy the content of "Approved UW-Superior Syllabus A" template. Once copied from the page section below, you can copy/paste the template into a Canvas page for editing. To complete the steps outlined below, have your Canvas course open in a separate browser window with a destination page created to paste the content into ready.
This document contains instructions for creating and sharing course syllabi as well as checklist and template syllabus versions that contain all required components to satisfy standards of our accrediting agency, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), as well as expectations of UW-System. The major components were passed by Faculty Senate 10/15/13, with updates from UAAC and University Studies in 2016-17. The template was created and updated in June of 2017 to meet HLC requirements for accreditation.
To meet the syllabus requirements for both undergraduate and graduate courses, use either the checklist (pages 2-3) or the template (pages 4-6). Both the checklist and the template contain a minimum set of elements required of all syllabi; the template has drop-down menu boxes for some items to make syllabus creation easier.
In regards to the look of the syllabus, there are no specific requirements regarding font, text size, or other aspects related to appearance. Please check with your department chair and/or program coordinator as your discipline may have requirements. You will also want to consider usability and accessibility.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions while completing your syllabus, please feel free to contact the Office of the Dean of Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies.
Using the Syllabus - Using a copy of the Approved UW-Superior Syllabus MS Word file acquired from the Dean of Academic Affairs office. [Policies and Forms Page]
Using the Syllabus - Approved UW-Superior Syllabus A - [copied from the content below if you do not have a Word doc copy]
Once you complete a syllabus for each course in a term:
Note if the course meets (any or all) requirements for:
Include as appropriate:
The course schedule should include weekly content/topics, assignments with due dates, and readings or other material.
Include information on required textbooks or similar. Other materials (videos and other media, etc) can be provided in this section, or identified in an area in the learning management system course shell.
Identify and describe each assignment and assessment (if different from the assignment) in the course with the evaluation process to be used, the weight of each assignment (percentage and/or points out of total), and due dates. This information must contain sufficient detail of expected student engagement to support the assignment of credit hour and course level.
Include information on how you use the online learning management system to provide students with feedback and assessment. This must include the gradebook and tools for assignment completion and submission (such as the dropbox, quizzes, and others).
Provide a statement of attendance policy, including how you wish students to contact you regarding absences, particularly in the case of an emergency and consequences of poor or non-attendance, if any.
(Note to instructor: This section must be included in its entirety.)
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Please review the Student Information Sheet and Syllabus Attachment, which is available in Learn@UW-Superior. This includes policies related to: