The master syllabus for a course is a framework upon which individual faculty build the syllabus for their particular course sections.
For the sake of ensuring complete and consistent communication to students,
the college has identified
a set of items that all course syllabi are expected to contain. The goal
is to provide all ACC students clear statements of the course expectations, requirements, and policies that may (among many other factors, of course) help them to succeed in the class. In addition, having such statements in the syllabus can prove critical when responding to student concerns regarding grades or other issues. Many of these statements, particularly those for
policies (such as for withdrawal, for example) will be consistent across
courses and even across the college, while other items, such as class times
or office hours, will of course vary from section to section.
There are no particular expectations regarding the order, arrangement, or
style in which these items are presented in the syllabus, but a checklist is available that lists all of the items in a sequence that many faculty might find useful.
Many of these items are also found in Lighthouse. The latter, however, is a “faculty information utility”
does not contain many of the elements
expected in a syllabus. Moreover, the master syllabus for a course does
not itself contain the instructor- and section- specific information found in Lighthouse.
Please forward current master syllabi to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Master syllabi for all courses will be posted here: