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Course Outline Check List

Here are some items that may be relevant for your course outline.
Page references are to the 2003- 2004 STU Calendar

Course Number, Name, Location, Time, and Semester(s)

Instructor Name, Location, E-mail, Phone, and Office Hours

Dates of Examinations (if any)

Calendar Description

Prerequisites (if any)

Course Description (possibly add a little more detail if calendar description is brief)

Course Objectives

Statement of Mutual Academic Expectations (include or refer to pp. 6-7

Learning and Teaching Methods

Textbook(s), (Recommended or Required)

Other Recommended or Required Reference Material

Bibliography (Possibly Annotated)

Class by class, or week by week course schedule, list reading materials for each class/week

Assignments: descriptions, due dates, value of course mark

Evaluation of Assignments: criteria used, include or refer to pages 234-235 on letter grades.

Policy on Attendance (Where Applicable)

Policy on Late papers/Extensions (Where Applicable)

Academic Misconduct (include or refer to page 237)

1. All of this information may not be relevant for all courses.

2. Some instructors prefer to negotiate certain aspects of course content with students so not all of this information may be available at the beginning of the course. Consider providing supplementary sheets that outline any agreements made during the course.

3. Think carefully about making any major changes to the outline without consulting the class. If you think that you may make changes, include information in your outline to this effect. Please note: The Statement of Mutual Academic Expectations of Instructors and Students includes the following “Instructors ensure that the value of each assignment, test or examination is clearly established in the course outline and do not alter those values without the consent of the class”
(pp. 6-7)

4. Information in this checklist was developed from a checklist used in the Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina developed by Professor Mona Acker.