1. Kansas State University
  2. »Division of Communications and Marketing
  3. »K-State Today
  4. »Intersession, spring syllabi statement reminder

K-State Today

December 9, 2019

Intersession, spring syllabi statement reminder

Submitted by Brian Niehoff

Dear deans, department heads, faculty and graduate teaching assistants:

Before we wind down the fall term, please take a moment to review the information about course syllabi. Remember to include the mandatory statements in your intersession and spring 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 spring 2020 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.

Finally, the All-University Open House is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2020. As usual, classes will be canceled starting at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020. If instances arise where rescheduling in specialized classrooms or laboratory environments is not feasible, or canceling sections of a multisection course would result in the loss of an entire class day, then instructor prerogative will determine whether classes will be canceled. In these cases, faculty members choosing to hold classes at or after 2:30 p.m. must notify room scheduling at 785-532-1712 at the start of the spring semester to ensure that their classrooms are available. This determination should be clearly noted on the course syllabus handed out at the beginning of the semester so that students are aware of this far in advance of open house.

Please contact our office at 785-532-6224 or niehoff@k-state.edu, if you have any questions.

Have a joyful holiday season and a happy new year.

Best regards,


Brian Niehoff
Associate provost for institutional effectiveness