Creating a Winning Syllabus

A winning syllabus includes:

  • Your contact information including a campus phone number, email address, office hours and location
  • An overview of the course including any prerequisites
  • A detailed outline of all assignments with due dates
  • Your required reading list (post this during registration time)
  • Dates of all quizzes and exams
  • An invitation to disclose a disability and request accommodations
  • An explanation of how you grade
  • Your expectations for participation
  • Your attendance policy
  • Guidelines for appropriate classroom behavior
  • A statement about academic integrity or Mount Holyoke College’s Honor Code