University of Wisconsin–Madison

Course Syllabi

A course syllabus should minimally convey to students course topics and learning goals, how course-learning resources are available, how assessments are conducted, expectations of students enrolled in the course, the number of credits awarded and how they can be achieved, and information about the course instructor(s). In essence, it conveys course expectations, serves as a durable record of the learning experience and is a tool to support student learning. Every course should have a syllabus

Many schools and colleges have recommended practices in place. Contact your Dean’s Office for recommendations or the vice provost for teaching and learning for more information.