August 20, 2015
Fall term syllabi statements
Dear deans, department heads, faculty and graduate teaching assistants:
As we prepare for the start of the academic year, please take a moment to review the information about course syllabi. Remember to include the mandatory statements in your fall course syllabi, and please consider including suggested optional statements, if they apply to your course. The website also includes a link to a syllabi template for online courses.
To assist in your planning, please make sure your exam schedule is up-to-date by reviewing the fall 2015 exam schedule.
All faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants should refer to section F70-73 of the University Handbook to make sure they are in compliance with the final exam policy.
We ask you to pay close attention to the "Prep Week" rule that no examination — unit or final — may be scheduled seven calendar days prior to the first scheduled day of semester examinations.
We wish you a very successful and productive 2015-2016 academic year.
Ruth A. Dyer
Senior vice provost for academic affairs