The following includes the University's required text for syllabi, as well as the minimum information that is required to create a usable syllabus. For a more in-depth discussion of designing and implementing syllabi please see the Student-Centered Syllabus page. See also the Summer '11 Praxis article about syllabus considerations.
WWU School Policies (required on syllabi)
- Academic Dishonesty - Sample Minimum Statement
- Western Washington University has an official policy concerning academic dishonesty that is published in the General Catalog in Appendix D. All students in this seminar are expected to abide by this and other policies listed in the official catalog
- For more information students could be referred to:
- Plagiarism Policies & Guidelines at WWU WWU Libraries
- The Student's Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism WWU Dept. of Sociology
- Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism (brochure) WWU Libraries
- Appendix D of the Western Catalog: Academic Honesty Policy and Procedure.
- WWU Academic Honesty Policy (WWU Catalog 2009)
- Accommodations - Sample Minimum Statement
- To request disability accommodation, please contact disAbility Resources for Students office, 650-3844, or for student assistance related to required course procedures, please contact the Student Life office, 650-3706.
- Ethical Computing - Sample Minimum Statement
- Students are also responsible for knowing and adhering to WWU's standards for ethical computing. Refer to these web sites:
- Responsible Computing and Acceptable Use
- Ethical Conduct with WWU Network and Computer Resources
- Current year and quarter
- Course number, course title, and number of credits
- Instructor name, office location, office hours
- Instructor contact information (office telephone number, campus email address)
- Title and author(s) of textbook(s), including ISBN; other required materials
- NOTE: ISBN for each text is required. RCW28B.10.590
- Course description, explaining how the course fits into the curriculum
- Departmental goals/learning objectives
- Course goals/learning objectives
- Grading standards, including a definition of S/U, P/NP grading options
- Assignments and other required activities (e.g. field trips, research projects)
- Course agenda (by week), important due dates and assignments, and holidays
- Flexibility Statement such as "This syllabus is subject to change. Changes, if any, will be announced in class. Students will be held responsible for all changes."