Harper College Syllabus Checklist
The Harper College Syllabus Checklist can be used as a tool when developing your course syllabus and will assist you in preparing a document that includes both required and best practice information for Harper College students.
Harper College Syllabus Template
The Harper College Syllabus Template was created to meet all of the best practice and recommended items on the Harper College Syllabus Checklist. The template is also designed to meet accessibility guidelines for MS Word documents.
Instructions for template use:
- Click on the template icon above to download a copy. Save a copy to your own computer or storage device.
- Complete the syllabus by replacing the items in brackets [ ] with the information for your course. All of the items noted with [REQUIRED] must be included in your syllabus. Highlight the text between the brackets, and begin typing or paste new verbiage in to replace it. When you have added your text between the brackets, delete the brackets.
- If copying and pasting text into the syllabus, it is recommended that you use the Paste Special > Unformatted Text option, so that the fonts and styles of the template remain in place for pasted text.
- Review the provided policy statements in the template. Those noted as [REQUIRED] must be kept in the syllabus. Remove the [REQUIRED] note next to those polices before distributing your syllabus.
Below are examples of completed syllabi for face-to-face and online courses, created using the Harper College Syllabus template. The MS Word files are “clean” copies of the example syllabi. The PDF files are annotated versions of the syllabi with explanations and notes.
Grab-and-Go Syllabus Verbiage
Below are some suggested classroom and college policy verbiage that you can copy and paste into your syllabus. Required policies for Harper College syllabi are: Academic Dishonesty, Access and Disability Services, and Equal Opportunity Statement.
Academic Dishonesty [Required]
- Cheating (accessing or using unauthorized materials or information)
- Plagiarism (reproducing someone else’s words or ideas without accurate acknowledgment)
- Falsifying information (providing untrue information)
- Unauthorized collaboration (getting assistance or sharing work without permission)
- Facilitating academic dishonesty (participating in an act that creates an unearned advantage for someone)
Access and Disability Services [Required]
- Location: Building I, Room 103
- Phone: 847.925.6266
- Email: email@example.com
To learn more visit: Access and Disability Services
Equal Opportunity Statement [Required]
- For gender-based or sexual misconduct (including sexual assault and sexual harassment) by any person, visit the Harper College Title IX resource page to learn more about your support and reporting options.
- For any harassment/discrimination by an employee, contact the College’s Chief Human Resources Officer at 847-925-6216.
Please be advised that faculty members are required to report to the College if they learn that a crime may have occurred or that harassment or discrimination may have occurred. If you are not sure if you want to formally report to the College, but you want confidential support or assistance, contact Psychological Services at 847-925-6268.
Course Survey (Student Opinionnaires of Instruction)
- Going to your Harper College Gmail account
- Locate the email with the subject line HARPER COLLEGE – COURSE SURVEY
- Open the email and select the survey link located in the body of the email
- Take the survey
- Upon completion, hit SUBMIT
You will immediately receive another email confirming participation. Direct all survey questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Code of Conduct
Harper College students and student organizations are expected to act in accordance with the policies, rules, regulations, laws, and requirements of Harper College, municipalities and counties, the State of Illinois, and the United States. The Student Code of Conduct and related information at the Harper Student Conduct resource page outlines these expectations and provides resources for students.
Student E-mail Notifications & Privacy
Please be advised that your education records are subject to a federal privacy law called the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, please be aware that you (not your parent(s), spouse, or other such person) will generally need to be the one to ask questions, file complaints, or otherwise interact with the College and faculty about your academic performance in this class.
Blackboard Privacy and Accessibility Statements
Military and Veteran Students Statement
Student Support Services
For language and information on providing information about student support services please refer to the information listed inside of the syllabus template.