The course syllabus is often treated as a contract by both faculty and students. As such, syllabi should not be altered after the semester has begun to ensure fairness for the students. One suggestion to allow flexibility for instructors is to decouple the schedule on the syllabus, perhaps even keeping the two documents entirely separate.

All syllabi at USF should include the following items, per the Provost's website:

In addition, you may wish to use the following USF-specific syllabus template, which contains lots of instructions and examples to help you craft your own syllabus.

Please visit http://ugs.usf.edu/ugc/syllabus_new.htm#policies for more information.