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Helping Students Balance Stress
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Suggestions
When writing your course syllabus, consider including the
following items:
overall course objectives; consider the personal tone
that you set as an important aspect of the syllabus
course format, so students know how you will be
using class time
your expectations of student responsibilities (such as
participation and the level of work)
what assessment techniques you will use to evaluate
students, including information on grading policies
a schedule of class dates and topics, along with week-
by-week reading assignments
due dates for papers, exams, and projects, including
policies about late assignments
any pertinent information about academic policies
and procedures (such as class attendance, making up
assignments, and university-wide policies)
include a statement addressing accommodations for
disabilities and resources for mental health, for
example:
“It is university policy to provide reasonable
accommodations to students who have a documented
disability (e.g., physical, learning, psychiatric, vision,
hearing, or systemic) that may affect their ability to
participate in course activities or to meet course
requirements. Students with disabilities are encouraged to
contact (name of campus department serving students