Young man writing his course syllabus. Student applying to school. Scholarship document, admission paper or letter on table. Typing email. Education and communication.Syllabus Overview

The syllabus is a central source of information for students, consider it a roadmap, to successfully navigate the course. The syllabus communicates information about your course to the students. Therefore, it is important for the syllabus to be easy to read, follow, and understand.

Strategies

Set Detailed Explanations

Adding a course schedule that includes a calendar of events, due dates, as well as expectations is important for students to understand when major assignments and assessments occur.

Include Course Policies and Values

What are the university’s policies that need to be included in the syllabus? Visit the UF syllabus webpage for additional information that you can include on your syllabus. Keep in mind that the syllabus policy is updated throughout the year, so make sure you have the most current information in your syllabus.

Resources

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