The Syllabus

SyllabusThe course Syllabus. The tried and true pillar of higher education. The gateway to your course. Your contract with your students. Your syllabus is the foundation of your course and often is the one resource that we spend hours on only to rarely revisit it again until its time to change the section number the next semester. It is the one document that defines your course, your expectations, and your student responsibilities, so let’s consider it for a moment.

In Maricopa we have an administrative regulation regarding the Syllabus and the components that are required by the District. Two important one’s we would like to highlight for your reference:

  • The instructor must present a course syllabus to students during the first week of a class (before the end of drop/add). 
  • A copy of the course syllabus must be submitted to the division/department office at the college no later than the end of the first week of class.

At Mesa Community College we have additional requirements for the syllabus based on our college initiatives and outcomes.

In the CTL, we keep track of the required syllabi sections and ensure they are in a Syllabus Template and Syllabus Acknowledgement we created for your use. This holds all the required sections both for district and MCC and is also screen reader accessible. This template can be copied into your google drive, so that you can simply go in and add your specific course information for you.  (You need to log in with your MEID to access the template)

Feel free to contact one of us if you would like assistance as we are more than happy to help you design and create a syllabus that meets the district needs, college, and your specific needs. Simply contact us for further assistance.