Course Syllabus Policy

Course instructors must provide to students in writing within one week after the start of classes a syllabus containing a minimum the following: (1) the instructor's name, office address, office telephone number or other contact information, and in person and/or electronic office hours; (2) information on required course materials, projected course content and assignments, including the approximate number and submission dates of papers, projects, and examinations; (3) an explanation of course policies and requirements including grading and attendance policies; (4) a list of the course learning objectives; (5) for courses that satisfy one or more general education requirements, a list of the learning objectives of the general education category or categories in which the course is taught, which may be found on the college website at: and (6) the college Honor code Statement for Syllabi. Syllabi must be consistent with the master course outline on file in the department office or the dean's office.

College Honor Code Statement for Syllabi:

"It is expected that all students enrolled in this class support the letter and the spirit of the Academic Honesty Policy as stated in the College Catalog."

If your course is an Advanced Writing Requirement (AWR) course,  the syllabus must list the learning objectives of AWR Courses:

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to synthesize ideas in writing.
  2. Students will be able to articulate clearly in writing concepts relevant to a particular discipline.
  3. Students will be able to use writing to communicate ideas to someone outside of that particular discipline.
  4. Students will demonstrate in their writing mastery of the basic rules of English or of some other spoken language.

You may also wish to include the following statement on your syllabi:

"If you have a disabling condition you must register with Student Support Services — Angell College Center — 564-2810 prior to requesting accommodations."


Contact Information

For more information about Academic Affairs at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

James Liszka, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: Kehoe 802
Phone: (518) 564-5402

Lizabeth J. Woodard
Office: Kehoe 805
Phone: (518) 564-5402
Fax: (518) 564-4415