are some items that may be relevant for your course outline.
Course Number, Name, Location, Time, and Semester(s)
Instructor Name, Location, E-mail, Phone, and Office Hours
Dates of Examinations (if any)
Prerequisites (if any)
Course Description (possibly add a little more detail if calendar description is brief)
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)
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”
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.