They 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. The Syllabus. It is the one document that defines your course, your expectations, and your student responsibilities, so let’s discuss it for a moment.