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To ensure that 1) program faculty collectively agree upon and maintain consistent course purpose statements and learning outcomes; 2) students receive consistent communication in this regard; and 3) faculty and Academic Units are able to access syllabi for all classes, Northern Arizona University requires the development and use of syllabi in accordance with this policy. Each course must have an approved syllabus on record that adheres to the University’s Syllabus Template. Each class section must have a syllabus that aligns with the course syllabus of record. Academic units shall maintain all approved and current syllabi and related materials, such as individualized term-specific requirements, for all classes taught in a central unit electronic repository to which all unit faculty or instructors have ongoing ready access. At least once every four years, each Academic Unit shall review and update, as needed, syllabi for all courses being offered. Each syllabus will be reviewed and approved during the course’s curriculum approval, academic program review, or discipline-specific accreditation.
Responsible Executive: Provost
Responsible Office: Office of Curriculum, Learning Design
and Academic Assessment
Effective Date: January 25, 2016
Last Revised: January 6, 2021
Contact: Vice Provost for Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation
Course purpose statement
Student learning outcomes
Syllabus policy statements