Syllabus Requirements

Senate Policies Related to the Course Syllabus

Instructors at Michigan Tech are required to provide students with a syllabus during the first week of instruction so that students have the information necessary to prepare and perform well in courses. Michigan Tech instructors are bound by an University Senate policy and amendment related to the course syllabus:

The policy and amendment identify several requirements for syllabi. Note especially the following three requirements:

  • To support student achievement of university and program student learning goals and assessment of student learning, the following elements are required for all syllabi: 
    • Course description, overview and learning outcomes/objectives
    • The following statement: "Student work products (exams, essays, projects, etc.) may be used for purposes of university, program, or course assessment.  All work used for assessment purposes will not include any individual student identification."
  • The Senate Policy states that your syllabi is required to provide information on the following university policies: Academic Integrity, Americans with Disability Act, and Equal Opportunity. Since  web links to these policies could change over time, the Provost Office provides a single page with all updated policy information. Instead of including actual university policies in your syllabus,  you are encouraged to include the following web link instead:

NOTE: Review the policy and amendment carefully so that your syllabus is compliant. 

Syllabus Templates 

You are encouraged to use these templates so that your syllabus has all the required elements. Your syllabus can contain additional information that you feel is appropriate or necessary.

Word 2003/2004 Format:  Syllabus Template doc
Word 2007/2008 Format: Syllabus Template docx

*This template is based on the syllabus design created by Dr. Dana Johnson (School of Business and Economics)