Master Syllabi & Section Outlines

The master syllabus is prepared by the Department/Program Chair and is provided to faculty for the purposes of describing individual course requirements/guidance and outlining course-specific (1) institutional information; (2) Chair's (author) information; (3) course information; (4) Course description; (5) Learning outcomes; (6) Evaluation; and (7) ADA (Students with Disabilities Statement) information. Learning outcomes must be stated in terms of what the student will be able to do by the end of the course. Additionally, master syllabi for Core Curriculum Courses must include course-specific core curriculum exemplary educational objectives outlined in the most current STC catalog. Each master syllabus must include minimum essential information identified by the Vice President for Instructional Services. Deans must collectively forward all master syllabi to the Vice President for Instructional Services for "consolidated filing" no later than 30 days from the semester start date. Only one master syllabus (per course) should be forwarded to the Vice President for Instructional Services per academic year, unless the master syllabus has been changed -- prompting the submission of an updated master syllabus.

The section outline is prepared by the instructor and is provided to students (during the first week of class) for the purposes of outlining course content, goals, requirements, and methods of evaluation. The section outline must be developed based on requirements and guidance from the (departmental) master syllabus and must describe course-specific (1) institutional information; (2) instructor's (author) information; (3) course information; (4) Course description; (5) Learning outcomes; (6) Methods of evaluation; and (7) ADA (Students with Disabilities statement) information. Learning outcomes must be stated in terms of what the student will be able to do by the end of the course. Additionally, section outlines for Core Curriculum Courses must include course-specific core curriculum exemplary educational objectives outlined in the most current STC catalog. Each section outline must include minimum essential information identified by the Vice President for Instructional Services. The course description (section) must be worded verbatim from the most current STC catalog. Copies of all section outlines should be kept on file in the Chair's office for at least one year.

Master Syllabi & Section Outlines
Departmental Master Syllabi
Master Syllabus Template for Core Curriculum Courses
Master Syllabus Template for Non-Core Courses
SCANS Skills Chart
Section Outline Template