Crafting a Course Syllabus: Syllabus Template
Syllabi provide students with a written overview of the course. The clearer you are in constructing your syllabus, the more pro-active you can be in addressing student expectations and questions. Viewing a syllabus as a blueprint can add coherence to the course and help students view their work in a broader, more meaningful manner.
The average AU undergraduate student takes five courses per semester. That means five differently constructed syllabi to interpret and follow. Although graduate students may take fewer courses, they also need to interpret each course syllabus. The more transparent you are about your expectations and schedule, the more strategic your students can be in their responses.
This template is meant to be a guide and includes items commonly included in course syllabi. You can view any of the individual topics for more detailed information and copy and paste the information into your syllabus.
General Education Courses
If your course can be taken for General Education credit, here is more information to include in your syllabus.
Specific School/Department Information
Individual schools, departments or programs may have items that they would like you to include in your course syllabus. Please contact your department chair, division director, or dean for more information.