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K-State Today

August 10, 2021

Fall syllabi resources and required statements

Submitted by Tanya Gonzalez

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

As we approach the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, we want to remind you of some helpful resources.

1. Teaching & Learning Center: The TLC has sample syllabi language, videos with syllabi preparation tips, and advice for a mindful return to on-campus instruction and interactions.

2. Syllabus Statements: Remember to include the mandatory statements in your fall course syllabi, and please consider including suggested optional statements if they apply to your course. Please note there have been revisions to the syllabus statements website:
• Hyperlinks to each syllabus statement for ease of inclusion to your Canvas courses.
• A new required Statement on Mutual Respect and Inclusion in K-State Teaching and Learning Spaces.
• Update to the required Statement Regarding Wearing of Face Masks. Throughout the academic year, we will follow the campus face mask policy as it fluctuates based on CDC and state and local health official guidance.
• Update to the optional Weapons Policy Statement to reflect Kansas legislation updates.

3. Final Exam Schedule: Make sure your final exam schedule is updated to reflect the fall 2021 exam schedule. All faculty, instructors and graduate teaching assistants should refer to University Handbook  section F70-73 to make sure they are in compliance with the final exam policy.

4. Prep Week: Please adhere to the prep week rule: no examination — unit or final — may be scheduled seven calendar days before the first scheduled day of semester examinations, University Handbook F70.

We know that the last year and a half has been challenging and overwhelming. Your ability to continue to serve our students with excellent teaching and learning experiences is greatly appreciated. In addition to your phenomenal department heads, directors of graduate studies and dean’s offices, the Teaching & Learning Center and the Office of the Provost team are here to support your work. Together we will #keepkstatestrong.

If you have any questions, contact us at 785-532-6439 or  tgonzale@k-state.edu.

Take care,