For each credit-bearing course taught at the institution (except for those officially designated as "independent study" or "private lesson"), a "representative syllabus" must be made available online by the first day of the registration period for the course. This representative syllabus must include the following information: course prefix, number, and title; course content and goals, including a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion; course-specific requirements (prerequisites, special meetings, equipment, materials, etc.); required or recommended readings; assessment and grading policies (assignments, examinations, reports, presentations, papers, etc., including a description of how the final course grade may be calculated); and the attendance and drop policy. In addition, the representative syllabus must also include statements on the Americans with Disabilities Act, academic integrity, student support services, and the University's Electronic Communication Policy. The "representative syllabus" will include a statement that it is an example of a syllabus that is typical for the class and that an official "day one" syllabus will be provided by the faculty member teaching the specific section of the course for which the student enrolls. Timely availability of a representative syllabus for each course is the responsibility of the college dean, department chair, or program director most directly responsible for the unit offering the class.
By the first day of the course, each faculty member teaching a credit-bearing section (except for those officially designated as "independent study" or "private lesson") must provide all enrolled students with a comprehensive "day one syllabus."Access to the day one syllabus must be provided to the departmental office and retained per the official policy as specified in the University's "Records Retention Schedule." An electronic version of the day one syllabus must be uploaded to the website(s) designated for such purposes by the Provost and will maintain the information on the website until at least the second anniversary of the date on which the institution initially posted the information. Timely dissemination and posting of a day one syllabus that meets minimum standards is the joint responsibility of the instructor of record for the class and his/her immediate supervisor (director, chair, or dean).
The day one syllabus must include instructor information (name, office number, office telephone number, email address, and office hours); basic course data (number, section and time and place of class meetings); information about the course content, goals, and learning outcomes, including a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion; course-specific requirements (e.g., prerequisites, special meetings, etc.); a list of required textbooks and other course materials; required or recommended readings; descriptions of all major assignments and examinations with due dates; an overview of the grading policy including a description of how the final course grade will be calculated; and the attendance and drop policy. The day one syllabus must also include statements on the Americans with Disabilities Act, academic integrity, student support services, and the University's Electronic Communication Policy. The syllabus may optionally include information about Final Review Week, discipline-appropriate library contact(s), make-up or extra-credit work, grade grievance policy, and other information appropriate to the course or the unit in which the course is taught
Before the end of each long and short semester, every instructor of record must provide students with the opportunity to complete an evaluation of the instructor's teaching performance. At a minimum, the evaluation must include the university approved teaching evaluation questions and any College/School and department specific questions approved by the unit's faculty. The evaluation performed by students shall be conducted in a manner to insure the anonymity of the students. The evaluation of teaching effectiveness will be one of the factors given consideration in the evaluation of faculty members for renewal, merit raises, tenure and promotion decisions, nominations for awards, and other forms of performance recognition.