What is a Course Syllabus?

For every course taught by IECC, students receive a syllabus.  The syllabus provides information such as the course description, learning outcomes for students, grading methods, grading scale, classroom policies, instructor contact information and office hours, and a semester schedule including due dates.  Instructors are required to provide the syllabus to students on the first day of class and it will be uploaded electronically into Canvas.  Many instructors will review the syllabus with students on the first day of the course.  The syllabus acts as a contract between the instructor and their students, outlining important information.  The instructor does have the discretion to make changes to the syllabus, but due notice will be given to students of any changes.

Students should keep their syllabus throughout the semester and refer to it often to keep track of deadlines.