Although it is always important that your syllabus (or your Moodle site, or wherever you communicate course policies and expectations to students) be clear, pandemic teaching taught us that it is critical that your syllabus communicate your expectations unambiguously and offer a perspective grounded in care and community. Your syllabus will also be critical for reminding students of broader campus policies and practices related to community health and well-being. The syllabus is also an important place to share Macalester’s academic integrity policy

Below are links to resources and suggestions for communicating with your students and for developing specific course policies. This is not, of course, an exhaustive list of policies and resources you might include in your syllabus. The College Transition Collaborative developed this guide to creating student-centered course policies. You may also want to consult EPAG’s policy decisions and recommendations.

Course policy guidelines and sample syllabus statements