While a syllabus is an essential component of good teaching, student learning, and outcomes assessment, it is also a guide used in the resolution of conflicts that may arise between students and their instructors. While a faculty member has great flexibility in the design and content of a syllabus for a course, core information should be found in every syllabus for courses offered at CU Denver.
Note: This syllabus template is provided as a model for providing clear expectations for student academic success. This template is designed to help instructors offer students the essential information they need at the onset of the course. A complete and professional syllabus helps to establish a relationship between faculty and students as it sets the tone for the course: communicates when, when and how students will learn; makes clear to students what they need to do in order to be successful; communicates expectations in terms of student responsibilities; and deters misunderstanding about course policies. In addition to the categories provided here, instructors at other institutions have included other optional information (e.g. Educational Opportunity Programs; Title IX/Sexual Harassment; Ombuds Office, etc.).