When students are given clear and explicit information about expectations for the course, what is expected of them, and what they can expect from you, you can avoid problems and possible grievances that arise when the syllabus and course direction are vague.

        Avoid making changes to your syllabus once students have it in hand. If changing a due date becomes necessary to meet the needs of the class, leave yourself wiggle room in the syllabus to make small changes by incorporating wording such as, “I reserve the right to update this syllabus as class needs arise. I will communicate to you any changes to our schedule or policies quickly and efficiently through (then state how will let them know either via email, Blackboard or class announcements).

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