Syllabus Template for InstructorsSyllabi template information:
- Follow the syllabus format and include all the information that is requested.
- Instructors must give students more than one way to contact them, such as email and work phone, or cell phone and times when they can be reached.
- Due dates for assignments should be entered appropriately.
- Two credit in-class (weekend) need to adhere to the time frame in the syllabus. The in-class time is considered the first week and each subsequent week an assignment is due to be submitted in the online componant by the student.
- The final reflective assignment is part of the class work for every Continuing Studies course so please be sure it remains as part of the syllabus, however the number of pages may be reduced or increased, typically it is 2-3 pages.
- The syllabus is not just a class guide for the students! In many cases the syllabus replaces a prospectus for the class, therefore it must be completed thoroughly and with as much detail and specifics as possible.
Please contact the faculty advisor with any questions:
Deb Hare 651-641-8723
- Please retain the Roman numerals, skip sections that are not required and/or are not pertinent to your course, and use a Times New Roman, 12-point font.
I. The Mission of the University:
The mission of Concordia University, a university of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, is to prepare students for thoughtful and informed living, for dedicated service to God and humanity, and for enlightened care of God's creation, all within the context of the Christian Gospel.
II. Course Number, Section Number, Course Title, Date of Course, CRN
WAT 101-01: Introduction to Water
Fall Semester, 2012; Course Registration Number (CRN)
III. Credit Hours: Three semester hours
IV. Prerequisites and/or Co-requisites
V. Instructor?s Name, Office Location and Contact Information (telephone numbers, email address, etc.)
VI. Instructor Availability
Include "office hours", times you are available for telephone calls or chat sessions, etc. Include a statement about typical response time to emails, etc.
VII. University Catalog Course Description
VIII. Instructor?s Course Description
A brief summary of the course from the instructor?s perspective; perhaps more specific
and "personalized" than the university catalog course description which typically is brief.
IX. Engaged Hours (35 learning hours per credit)
The course is designed to have learning opportunities and activities totaling approximately 70 hours over the 7 weeks of the course. This estimate is for the typical graduate student. The designed activities may take one person longer to complete and another person may complete the activities in less time. We are all individuals. Here are some further estimates:
Reading of textbook and other materials (4 hours weekly x 7 weeks) 28 hours
Discussion Board activities (4 hours weekly x 7 weeks) 28 hours
Preparation/Participation for Chat activity (2 hours weekly) 14 hours
Written Activity (3 hours weekly x 6 weeks) 18 hours
Writing of Final Paper 20 hours
TOTAL 108 hours
X. Student Learning Outcomes
What are students expected to know and be able to do as a result of this course?
XI. Learning Goals Established by Student (optional)
Include this activity or simply note: Not Applicable
XII. Instructor?s Educational Philosophy, Teaching Procedures, and Expectations for
What do you hold as important in your efforts to educate students for "thoughtful and informed living?.?"
How will you conduct "instruction" in order to accomplish the outcomes you have set forth for this course?
What are your expectations for students and perhaps what are the consequences for poor behavior, etc. (review university student policies)
"This course may be touching on sensitive topics? topics may be uncomfortable??. ?Respectful of everyone?s opinion?.?
XIII. Student Attendance, Punctuality, and Participation
Explain your ?attendance policy? including your expectations and the consequences for missing ?class? (whether it be a face-to-face class, a chat
XIV. Academic Integrity
Excerpts from the Student Policies Handbook:
A. Academic integrity is essential to any academic institution and is in keeping
with the mission of Concordia University. In order to protect the rights of students, the disciplinary procedure for dealing with cases of academic dishonesty follows these broad guidelines. Violations of academic integrity include ?cheating? and ?plagiarism? as defined by the Student Code of Conduct.
B. The term ?cheating? includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any
unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) dependence upon the aid of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; or (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the University faculty or staff.
C. The term ?plagiarism? includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or
direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
Implementation of Academic Integrity Policies ? Assignments that have examples of plagiarized material will receive a failing grade. Instances of cheating will be treated the same.
XV. Required Course Materials
include title, publisher, edition and ISBN number, if possible
XVI. Supplementary Resources
a ?recommended? reading list
95 -100% A paper in this category:
· Is well developed and well organized
· Clearly illustrates and develops key ideas
· Fully supports and analyzes topics
· Displays a high degree of creativity and originality
· Displays sophisticated and superior use of language
· Is virtually free from errors in mechanics, usage, sentence structure and diction
· Displays good control of language
90 ? 95% A paper in this category:
· Is well developed and organized, although it may have minor flaws in organization or paragraphing
· Illustrates and develops some key ideas
· Generally supports and analyzes topics and consistent tone
· Is generally free from errors in mechanics, usage, sentence structure, and diction, but not a consistent pattern of such errors
85 -90% A paper in this category:
· Is adequately developed and organized
· Illustrates and develops one or two key ideas
· Supports and analyzes some topics
· May display occasional errors in mechanics, usage, sentence structure, and diction, but not a consistent pattern of such errors
80-85% A paper in this category may also have some positive qualities while exhibiting one or more of the following:
· Displays weakness in development or organization
· Reveals a number of errors in mechanics, usage, sentence structure, or diction in an otherwise adequate paper
· Suggests a lack of understanding of the assignment, a marked lack of understanding of the topics under discussion in the paper, or a superficial comprehension of the subject matter
· Papers that merely summarize fall in this category
70% and below
A paper in this category:
· Is marred by a considerable lack of development and organization and/or displays a pattern of accumulated errors so severe the reader may have difficulty following the essay
· Displays serious errors in reasoning and/or serious frequent errors in sentence structure.
The points total from the calculations made above and the following scale determine the final grade:
414 ? 420 points =
378 ? 382 points =
400 ? 413 points =
372 ? 377 points =
395 ? 399 points =
364 ? 371 points =
389 ? 394 points =
353 or lower
383 ? 388 points =
General information on grading:
· Assignments may not be changed without the prior approval of the instructor.
· Late submissions (past final course date) will not be accepted.
Explanation of Assignments
All assignments will be submitted through the Blackboard class assignment page.
Assignment 1: how many words or pages, points, description
Assignment 2: how many words or pages, points, description
Assignment 3: how many words or pages, points, description
Assignment4: how many words or pages, points, description
Policies on late papers, make-ups, work for extra credit
Students please note: This course does not allow for in-progress, incompletes or
XVIII. Support Services
Academic Support ? The instructor strongly encourages students to make arrangements to discuss course progress or concerns. Support services include such things as a library with a reference desk, a writing center, a tutoring office, a career services office, a health services center, personal counseling, campus ministry, etc.
Tutoring Services ? If you believe that additional help would be beneficial, arrange for free tutoring through Tutoring Services in the Student Success Center. Contact Wendy Vargas at email@example.com or call 651-603-6216. The office is located in the Poehler Administration Building in AD 124. NOTE: Free online tutoring services are also available. Students should contact their academic advisor for further information.
Student Accessibility Services ? Those seeking adaptations to the course based on disability, significant medical conditions or illnesses that are outside of the scope of course policies should schedule a time to meet with Student Accessibility Services (SAS@csp.edu): Melissa Fletcher (firstname.lastname@example.org; 651-641-8272) or Josie Hurka(Hurka@csp.edu; 651-641-8207). The SAS offices are located in the Luther Tunnel Hallway in offices LU 115 and LU 124
Writing Center ? The Writing Center is a place for all students, whatever their skill level, to receive free, one-on-one help with writing assignments. Students may visit the Writing Center at any stage of the writing process: brainstorming, creating outlines, revising paragraphs, adding the finishing touches, or any point in-between. The Writing Center is located on the main floor of the Library Technology Center, to the west of the Reference Desk. Online writing assistance is also available for students in Concordia University?s many cohort and off-campus programs. For both face-to-face and online sessions, students are encouraged to schedule appointments in advance to ensure a time slot. ONLINE SCHEDULING IS AVAILABLE. For more information on scheduling procedures, hours, and policies, or to learn more about the Center, please visit the Writing Center website at http://concordia.csp.edu/writingcenter or at email@example.com.
Counseling Services ? This service provides confidential, caring, and non-judgmental professional counseling for a wide range of life difficulties and mental health concerns. The supportive and inclusive atmosphere equally welcomes all students and any issue.
The office is staffed by experienced counselors who are familiar with the concerns, questions, and stresses often faced by university students. If you are having a tough time or are worried about a friend, Counseling Services is available. For information or an appointment contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-641-8252, visit the webpage at: http://info.csp.edu/en/Student-Services/Counseling-Services/, or search for ?Concordia Counseling Services?.
Health and Wellness Center ? The Center offers health information and services including first aid and medical referral resources. Contact the campus nurse at email@example.com or 651-641-8235. The center is located in DH 311 above the dining hall.
CSP Ministry ? Concordia University is a Lutheran Christian university, where faith is lived out, offering a variety of ministry services and opportunities to address spiritual needs, including worship services, prayer requests, outreach, or talking with Pastor Carter or a CSPMinistry staff member. Contact them at CSPministry@csp.edu, http://concordia.csp.edu/CSPministry, or at 651-641-8213. Pastor Richard Carter?s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Career Services ? For career services, contact Linda Mayes, Director of Career Services, at email@example.com, or at 651-603-6241. The office is located in AD 111 near the Syndicate Street entrance to the Poehler Administration Building.
XIX. Course Outline
Topics and/or Activities
Preparation for Class