1. Course Objectives: In initially planning a course, faculty must use established course objectives and outcomes assessment tools stating what the students will know or be able to do as a result of the course. The objectives should be specific enough to be clearly understood. Course objectives must be approved by the Curriculum Committee.
  2. Syllabus: A syllabus that follows the current syllabus template must exist for each course. The syllabus should reflect student attendance policy and work responsibilities, as well as the method of determining grades. A copy of each course syllabus must be submitted to the department at the beginning of each semester. The syllabus must be posted on the individual course learning management system site. The Center for Teaching and Learning will provide an approved syllabus template at the start of each semester. All information marked as “required” must be included in the course syllabus.
  3. Textbooks: Each department is responsible for the process of ordering textbooks and other classroom supplies. Prior to the first class, all faculty will be provided with texts and supplies from their department.
  4. Learning Management System: Prior to the first day of class, individual faculty will establish an online learning management system site that meets the current minimum requirements established by the Center for Teaching and Learning for each class taught. The Center for Teaching and Learning provides assistance to help faculty construct and manage their course site(s).
  5. Class Meetings: Faculty should be prepared to use the entire instructional period.