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Welcome to the Syllabus Information Page.

An effective syllabus provides an overview of the purpose of a course, outlines course requirements, and defines expectations for student performance. Faculty members are responsible for developing course content and selecting pedagogical approaches for their courses; however, to ensure consistency across the university, UCF policy dictates the required elements of the course syllabus.

Each syllabus must include the following Provost's requirements:

  • 1. Information from the official Schedule of Classes
  • 2. Instructor and GTA contact information
  • 3. Explicit, public description of the course
  • 4. Intended student learning outcomes
  • 5. Course calendar that includes the sequence of course activity
  • 6. Assessment and grading procedures
  • 7. Course materials and resources
  • 8. Required core policy statments

Details about each of the required sections can be found on the UCF policies page under the “Academic Affairs” heading, 4-403.1 Required Elements of the Course Syllabus. Additionally, see our examples page for a breakdown of each requirement.

UCF Syllabus Statements

According to the Provost's requirements, several core statements should be included on every syllabus. These include a statement on academic integrity, students needing accommodations with Student Accessibility Services, emergency procedures and campus safety, and accommodations for active duty military students.

Suggested language will be available soon. You are welcome to copy this language verbatim, edit the language to fit your classroom policies in accordance with UCF policy, or use your own language.

Additional Syllabus Statements

The Statements page is a list of additional sections that helps customize your syllabus to more accurately reflect your course. The statements cover a variety of subjects such as Fieldwork, Service Learning, Technology Requirements, etc. Each section has a sample or example text for assistance. See more.

Syllabus Examples

The Examples page contains information about the required components of a syllabus, as well as a sample file you can use as guidance for your own syllabus. See more.

Course Preview

The course preview feature is an optional tool that enables faculty members to provide a tentative syllabus to potential students who are in the process of selecting and registering for classes. Accessing an advanced and abridged copy of the syllabus may help students to select a mix of courses that will enhance their academic success. See more.


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