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SECTION 300 - ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

SECTION 300 - ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

 

303.0111                   COURSE SYLLABI

 

POLICY

 

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. 

 

PROCEDURE

 

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.

 

                                    Attendance policy.

 

                                    Withdrawal policy.

 

                                    Course description.

 

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.

 

REQUIRED COMPONENTS:

 

            Information about the instructor

 

            ____   Name              ____   Office number                        ____Office hours

           

            ____   Times when students may contact you                   ____Office phone #

 

            ____   email address

 

            Course Information

 

            ____   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

 

            Schedule Information

 

            ____   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

 

            Grading Information

 

            ____   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

                       

            Other Statements

 

            ____   Americans with Disabilities Act                  ____   Academic Honesty

 

            ____   Equal Opportunity                                        ____   Affirmative Action

 

 

SUGGESTED COMPONENTS:

 

____   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)