SUNY requires a syllabus for every course. Your department may provide you with a
syllabus for the course or you may be asked to create one based on the accepted course
of study for the class you are teaching. This is your class road map. When students
have a syllabus, they know what will be taught and what is expected of them, and research
shows that when students know what is expected, they experience greater success. It
will also keep you on track throughout the semester and ensure that the next level
course will be able to build on learned skills, not repeat them.
There are many syllabus styles, however, certain information is generally considered requisite: professor’s contact information, required/recommended texts, a timetable of activities, assignments (both required and optional), materials to be purchased, grading policies, policies on academic integrity, rules for lateness and absence, etc. One of the most important aspects to the syllabus is the list of student learning outcomes (SLOs). The SLOs tell us what skills and knowledge students will have after completing your course. The activities that you and your students engage in are the vehicles for achieving these goals. Examining the degree to which outcomes are met provides concrete evidence for grading. You may not change approved student learning outcomes.
FIT DIGITAL SYLLABUS INITIATIVE
The FIT Digital Syllabus program (also known as Syllabus Connect) is an FIT-wide (optional initiative) to unify the syllabus content, and school services across the campus to better serve the students. Start working on your new syllabus now. This tutorial will show you how to access edit and share your course syllabi.
Please contact the CET with your questions or comments. 212-217-4063