Course Outline

Recommended By
Academic Senate
Ruben Armiñana, President
Issue Date
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Current Issue Date
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Effective Date
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Contact Office
Academic Affairs
Policy number
  1. Faculty shall provide students with course outlines that are compatible with course descriptions in the university catalog. Course outlines shall be provided in a format that is accessible to each student within the first full week of classes and must include the following items.
    1. Name of instructor, office location, office hours, office telephone number, and email address.
    2. Course number, title, and general course description including the course format, materials, and prerequisites, if any.
    3. Course goals and objectives.
    4. Course requirements such as written work, exams, quizzes, projects, labs,  fieldwork,attendance, etc., and a tentative schedule of assignments and exams.
    5. Grading policy (the relative weight of course requirements).
    6. Indicate the G.E. area of the course, if applicable.
  2. In addition, faculty are strongly encouraged to include the following items:
  3. After the course outline is provided to students, please note:
    • Changes in the course outline should be communicated to students in a timely manner.  
    • Activities scheduled outside of regular class meetings, e.g. fieldtrips, may not be added as required course work after the add/drop deadline.
    • Faculty shall inform students that it is their responsibility to read the course outline and to request any clarification of course policies. 
    • Feedback on course assignments and course work should be provided to students within a reasonable timeframe, and appropriate to the course design.
    • If the student adds the course after the first full week of class, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain information about the course.

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