Syllabus Snippets

Our colleagues across the University shared the following examples course policies from their syllabi. You are free to use and/or modify the language you find here as you build your courses. Thanks to all who contributed to this project!

This page is a continual work-in-progress. With your help, we hope to add and update it regularly. Check-in each semester to see new policies or samples, and, if you would like to contribute to this crowd-sourced project, please e-mail suggestions for policies and sample language to catl@uwgb.edu.

Required Policies

The following policies must be included on your syllabus in some form.

Disability Services

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Academic Integrity

Click “show” to see sample language for your syllabi. For more information on our policy, see: UWS 14.03-14.04

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Other Statements to Consider:

Bereavement Policy

Click “show” to see sample language for your syllabi. For more information on our policy, see: https://www.uwgb.edu/dean-of-students/assistance-advocacy/bereavement-policy.asp

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Inclusivity Policy

Many instructors choose to share an inclusivity policy to promote an inclusive classroom environment. Click “show” to see sample language for your syllabi.

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Classroom Environment:

Similar to the inclusivity policy, many instructors include language about the sort of environment that enables learning and respectful debate. Some write this in advance of the course, while others include the students in it’s construction. Click “show” to see sample language for your syllabi.

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Preferred Name and Pronouns

Many instructors choose to list their preferred name and pronouns to promote an inclusive classroom environment. Click “show” to see sample language for your syllabi.

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Class Attendance Policy

UWGB instructors adopt a wide variety of classroom attendance policies. Click “show” to see sample language for your syllabi.

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Teaching Philosophy

Many instructors share their teaching philosophy explicitly with students. Click “show” to see sample language for your syllabi.

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Digital Devices in the Classroom

Many instructors include policies about the use of electronic or digital devices within the classroom. There is a wide variety as to how instructors tackle this issue. Click “show” to see sample language for your syllabi.

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Late work/deadline policy

Most instructors include transparent language describing late work and/or policies about deadlines on their syllabus. Click “show” to see sample language for your syllabi.

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Student Resources to Consider:

UW-Green Bay offers a wide variety of support services for our students. Such services provide students the opportunity to spend more of their mental and physical energy on intellectual and personal growth. You may wish to include each resource on your syllabus, or, you may prefer to refer them to websites such as Phoenix Cares, which provides information to many (but not all) of these services. Click “show” to see sample language for your syllabi.

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