The syllabus is the foundational document of any course. As such, it should be thoughtful, informative, and a guide for students as they navigate the semester.


Required Syllabus Information

Certain information is required to be included in each syllabus by the university. Review the SFASU Course Syllabus Guidelines for information on all required syllabus language. Your college may also have additional requirements.

Information and Resources for Crafting an Effective Syllabus

Advice for New Faculty: Start with the Syllabus (Faculty Focus)

What Does Your Syllabus Say about You and Your Course (Faculty Focus)

A Graphic Syllabus Can Bring Clarity to Course Structure (Faculty Focus)

A Learner-Centered Syllabus Helps Set the Tone for Learning (Faculty Focus)


Sample Syllabus Statements that Demonstrate Best Practices

Consultations and coursework : PSY 311 (pages 1 and 5)

Laptops in the classroom: PSY 311 (page 6)

Online discussion expectations: HIS 134 (page 2)

Flexibility of course schedule: ART 390 (page 3)

Written work: ECH 332 (page 5)

Safe Space statement: PSY 311 (page 6)

Student Success: GOL 131 (page 3), HMS 236 (page 2)

Resources for Mental and Emotional Health statement: ENG 131 (page 7)





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