Common Syllabus Review

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Common Syllabus Components
AGC – January 2016
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Team
 Katie Daniels (IS)
 Kimberly Devries (GC)
 Dan Gendler (SWD - Culinary)
 Luann Keizer (SWD - CIS)
 Susan Mowers (SAS - English)
 Bill Faber (SAS – AD)
Presentation Outline
 History of Policy
 Data Collection and Revisions
 AGC Feedback Summary
 Updated Template
 Additional Feedback/Questions?
History of Policy
 Original Policy: Fall 2013
 Established minimum expectations for course syllabi
 Departments do add to these expectations
 Audit to increase usage/consistency (~1 year)
Data Collection and Revisions
 Early Fall 2015 Collected Feedback from department
heads, DSS, General Counsel, etc.
 Formed team to review submissions and create a
proposal for AGC
 Presented in November 2015 to AGC – collected table
discussion information
 Early December 2015 reviewed AGC feedback
AGC Feedback Summary
 General
 Add GRCC to email contact for faculty
 Need access to curriculum documents (on syllabus website)
 1st Person College Policies
 Mixed voice in current template
 Mixed response from feedback
 Kept 1st Person
 Notes:
 Move ‘course specific Code of Conduct’ to notes
 Add a note about syllabus accessibility
AGC Feedback Summary Continued
 Additions
 Campus Police/Emergency Resources
 Positive response for this addition. Concern about jurisdiction
off campus.
 Add ‘Dial 911 for off campus emergencies.’
 Title IX Reporting Policy
 Mixed responses from feedback
 Questions about when reporting is required
 Other Additions
 Student IT Help – did not add
 Financial aid/Attendance information – did not add
Updated Template – General Section
 Instructor Name
 Contact Information and Availability – GRCC email
 Course Information
 Student Learning Outcomes – updated language
 Required Materials
 Course Specific Requirements
Updated Template – Section Policies
 No Changes
 Attendance
 Grading Procedure
 Grading Policy
 Late Assignment Policy
Updated Template – College Policies
 Consistent Voice (1st Person) – previously mixed
 GRCC Email and Course Communications – added GRCC email
requirement
 Disability Support Services – updated language
 Student Code of Conduct – no change
 Added Campus Police/Emergency Resources
 Added Title IX Reporting Policy
 Changes to Syllabus – updated ‘voice’
 Added “Notes” section
Additional Feedback/Questions?
 Send directly to [email protected]
 Thank you!
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