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Open Syllabus Project

The Open Syllabus Project made it possible for instructors to upload their course syllabus into the Course and Time Roster. You can link to the current roster from this webpage that is maintained by the Office of University Registrar. Not all courses have an uploaded syllabus.

The idea of having online syllabi was proposed in a February 2016 Student Assembly resolution. This March 2017 Senate Presentation by the VPUE describes the system. Some students like the online syllabus feature because it enables them to make more informed decisions during preregistration. With respect to requiring the syllabus upload, the SA resolution “recommends that where practical and appropriate, professors upload a digital copy of the syllabus” while the  VPUE presentation indicates that the “provost’s office is not imposing requirements on either form or content.”

Faculty are typically reminded about syllabus uploading by their colleges a bit before preregistration. ( Uploading Instructions / FAQ )

The Center for Teaching Innovation has advice about writing a good syllabus.  See Syllabus Evaluation Rubric and Constructing a Syllabus: What to Include and Why to Include It.



Last Updated: January 5, 2018 at 10:03 am