Please see the attached consultation package sent on behalf of the Senate Academic Policy Committee wherein the Committee presents a draft of a policy that would set and describe the minimum requirements for the production, distribution and content of course syllabi. The Committee is seeking feedback from the community on this draft. Responses from individuals and groups are welcome; we would ask that you forward this consultation package to anyone you feel should be aware of it and/or circulate it among your constituency. Deans, please forward this to the Associate Deans, Heads and Directors of all Academic units in your Faculty.
Key questions for overall consideration are as follows:
- What, if any, relationship should there be between the sample syllabus provided to Senate with the approval for a new course and the information required to be set out in the syllabus for the delivered instance of that course?
- Are the items required under Section 3 appropriate when considered against those recommended under Section 4? Should any items be moved between the required and recommended lists? Are there additional items that should be added to either of those lists?
- Is the date limit set for changes to syllabi outlined in Section 6 appropriate?
- Beyond the information set out in the syllabus, what information might be useful for inclusion in a resource page linked to in every syllabus?
- Would a template be helpful for course instructors in the development of individual syllabi?
The Academic Policy Committee will be accepting feedback and questions until November 15th at the end of the day. Comments should be submitted via email to Stephanie.firstname.lastname@example.org
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