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:

Syllabus Template

In addition, you may wish to use the following USF-specific syllabus template to help craft your syllabus. Note that our syllabus template may not contain every field required for some specialized purposes, such as approval for General Education. You may freely copy the boilerplate policies for your own syllabi.

Syllabi should be provided to students in Canvas (and not just handed out on paper).

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