Building from the course outline, the purpose of a syllabus is to provide an instructor’s week-by-week method of working towards the Course Learning Outcomes. It is a detailed document that outlines and highlights important course-related information for students. A tip sheet is provided below.
The syllabus is also created for students:
- to understand the specifics of what is being asked of them in the course and the guidelines or rules that govern the situation
- to know what their responsibilities are with respect to participating in the learning plan set out in the syllabus
- to be informed of the timelines within which assignments or other measures of learning must be submitted and the required methods of submission
- to understand and anticipate what to expect from the course itself and the faculty who is delivering the course