SECTION 300 - ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
303.0111 COURSE SYLLABI
In order to ensure consistent academic practice and responsible academic relationships between teachers and students, Georgia Perimeter College requires that certain items of information and policy be included in all course syllabi and distributed to students.
Syllabi for all courses must be on file in department offices. Required components of syllabi are:
l Instructor information: instructor’s name, office room number and hours (if applicable), and other procedures for student communication with the instructor.
l Course information:
Course number, section, title, academic term, and location.
Required texts, with titles, authors, and editions.
Attendance policy preamble.
Statement of objectives which reflects the Expected Educational Results as given in the Common Course Outline.
l Schedule information:
Dates of major assignments, papers, field trips, projects, etc.
Dates of midterm and/or other important tests.
Disclaimer stating that dates may change.
Date and time of final exam.
l Grading information:
Course requirements such as exams, quizzes, classroom participation, projects, oral presentations, and papers, including the percentage each counts toward the final grade.
Policies regarding missed exams and late work.
Grading scale and standards.
l Other Components
Americans with Disabilities Act Statement.
College’s Statement on Academic Honesty.
Georgia Perimeter College also encourages instructors to include certain other elements in course syllabi as being conducive to learning. These are listed in the document “Faculty Syllabus Checklist” available from Department Chairs and include, but are not limited to, the following:
l Recommended supplemental course materials.
l Schedule of class meetings, including subject matter and topics to be covered as well as pre-class readings and other assignments.
l Unique class procedures/structures, such as cooperative learning, peer review, panel presentations, portfolios, case studies, journals or learning logs, and others.
l Special components: science and computer labs, tutorials, computer
classroom, Instructional Support Services lab, and others.
FACULTY SYLLABUS CHECKLIST
This checklist includes required and suggested components of syllabi at Georgia Perimeter College as indicated. It may be used by faculty at the college as a convenience in composing syllabi.
Information about the instructor
____ Name ____ Office number ____Office hours
____ Times when students may contact you ____Office phone #
____ email address
____ Heading (college name)
____ Course ID---e.g. PADL 1101 400
____ Course title and location
____ Required texts---titles, authors, editions
____ Course description
____ Course objectives reflecting Expected Educational Outcomes
____ Attendance Policy Preamble
“Students’ academic success is the major priority of Georgia Perimeter College. Because regular participation enhances the learning process, students are expected to adhere to the attendance policy set forth by the College and individual faculty members. Differences in content and teaching styles exist among courses, which can impact students’ learning. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to attend all classes and prepare themselves thoroughly in advance for assignments, tests, and other course-related activities. Students are accountable for assignments and material covered during any absence.”
____ Attendance Policy
____ Withdrawal Policy
____ Dates of major assignments, papers, field trips, projects, etc.
____ Dates of midterm and/or other important tests.
____ Disclaimer stating dates may change
____ Date and time of final exam
____ Course requirements: exams, quizzes, classroom participation, projects, and papers, including the percentage each counts toward the final grade
____ Policies on missed exams and late work
____ Grading scale & standards
____ Americans with Disabilities Act ____ Academic Honesty
____ Equal Opportunity ____ Affirmative Action
____ Recommended supplemental course materials
____ Schedule of class meetings, including subject matter and topics to be covered as well as pre-class readings and other assignments
____ Unique class procedure/structures, such as cooperative learning, peer review, panel presentations, portfolios, case studies, journals or learning logs, and others
____ Special components: science and computer labs, tutorials, computer classroom, Instructional Support Services Lab, and others
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT STATEMENT
If you are a student who is disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and requires assistance or support services, please seek assistance through the Center for Disability Services. A CDS Counselor will coordinate those services.
ACADEMIC HONESTY STATEMENT
Each faculty member will use the Academic Honesty Statement developed by their discipline unit.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
No person shall, on the basis of age, race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or disability, be excluded from participation in, or be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of Georgia Perimeter College.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT
Georgia Perimeter College adheres to affirmative action policies designed to promote diversity and equal opportunity for all faculty and students.
Revised by Academic Affairs Policy Council 4/11/00
Approved by College Advisory Board 7/27/00
Updated Equal Opportunity Statement Posted 1/2005
Revised by the Academic Affairs Advisory Council 2/15/05 (addition of Attendance Policy Preamble to Faculty Checklist)
Approved by President’s Advisory Board 4/27/05 (addition of Attendance Policy Preamble to Faculty Checklist)