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Syllabus Resources for Faculty

error Each individual topic, as listed under Optional Syllabus Resources below, ties to a webpage managed by the different home departments/units.  The language below, such as the DSS syllabus statement, updates automatically whenever the webpages are updated by the department/program's designated web author.  Please feel free to copy/paste any of the information below into your syllabus.  To guarantee currency and accuracy of information on your syllabus, refer back to this resource page each semester.     

Board Policy Requirements

The board policy requirements come from the Board of Trustees Policy Manual:

2-3-501 “For the mutual benefit and protection of students and faculty, every faculty member is obligated to share in writing with students before the add deadline:”

  • Course objectives/outcomes
  • General strategy, topics, subject matter, materials and tasks to be employed to meet those objectives/outcomes
  • Evaluation criteria and weight to be applied to each assignment/activity in determining the final grade
  • List of tentative deadlines for accomplishment of assignments

Optional Syllabus Resources

Academic Integrity

Academic Integrity Webpage: http://www.unco.edu/dean-of-students/offices-resources/student-rights-responsibilities/academic-integrity.aspx

Academic integrity, as with so much in life, involves a system of interconnected rights and responsibilities that reflect our mutual dependence upon one another. The success of individual efforts in school, as with so much in life, depends on each of us conscientiously exercising our rights and living up to our responsibilities. And the failure of any of us—even just one of us—to do what is required will diminish, however slightly, the opportunity for the rest to achieve their goals. That is why it’s essential for each of us in this university to practice academic integrity. For practice today will lay a solid foundation for practice tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, so that through daily practice integrity will come to be woven throughout the fabric of our lives, and thus through at least a part of the fabric of society.

Adapted from: Academic Integrity: A Letter to My Students" by Bill Taylor of Oakton Community College

Academic Probation/Suspension

Academic Probation/Suspension webpage: http://www.unco.edu/major-exploration-academic-probation/academic-probation-suspension

Campus Community and Climate

Campus Community and Climate Website: http://www.unco.edu/campus-community-climate/

Inspire and ignite a thriving campus community.
The Division of Campus Community and Climate 
establishes community and nurtures a sense of belonging through
advocating, managing conflict, supporting, and educating. 

"To be excellent to each other"

Canvas Learning Management System

Counseling Center

All counseling services are free to UNC students.

Degree Works

As students, you have an excellent resource available through URSA to help you explore how moving into a major or changing a major will affect you. The Degree Works feature on URSA shows you where your credits fit into your current major.

There is a "What If" feature that will allow you to select another major you may be interested in and see where your credits would fit into that degree if you decided to change your major.

Disability Support Services

DSS Syllabus Statement

Universities are required to provide notice of services available to people with disabilities.  Faculty and staff are welcome to use this statement in the class syllabus. Below is the Syllabi Statement revised Fall 2017.  

Disability Resources:  It is the policy and practice of the University of Northern Colorado to create inclusive learning environments.  If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that present barriers to your inclusion or to an accurate assessment of your achievement (e.g. time-limited exams, inaccessible web content, use of videos without captions), please communicate this with your professor and contact Disability Support Services (DSS) to request accommodations.  Office: (970) 351-2289, Michener Library L-80. Students can learn more about the accommodation process here. 

Final Exam Schedule and Policies

Final Exam Schedule and Policy: http://www.unco.edu/registrar/registration/final-exam.aspx

Major Exploration and Academic Probation

Major Exploration & Academic Probation Website: http://www.unco.edu/major-exploration-academic-probation/ 

The mission of Major Exploration & Academic Probation is to provide individualized academic advising to students on academic probation or suspension, exploring students, and students considering a major change by teaching students the skills necessary to make informed decisions throughout their academic career.

Student Code of Conduct

UNC policies and recommendations for academic conduct will be followed.  For additional information, please see the Dean of Student’s website: http://www.unco.edu/dean-of-students/pdf/Student-Code-of-Conduct.pdf

Student Success

Student Success Website: http://www.unco.edu/student-success/

Tutorial Services

Tutorial Services Home Page: http://www.unco.edu/tutoring/

Tutorial Services (TS) provides free peer-led tutoring services and academic skills sessions to UNC students enrolled in undergraduate-level courses.

Course Offerings for Tutorial Services

Sample Statements

Please consider including a statement about our services on your syllabus to encourage your students to take advantage of the academic support available in Tutorial Services. Below are sample statements for your use:

For Courses Supported by Individual Tutoring

UNC's Tutorial Services (TS) provides free academic support to UNC students enrolled in undergraduate courses. At TS, a trained peer tutor will work with you individually or in a small group to help you understand course content and be successful in this class. For more information or to make an appointment, stop by TS in the lower level of Michener Library (L-149), or visit the TS website at http://www.unco.edu/tutoring

For all Courses Supported by SI

For all courses supported by SI:

This course is supported by Supplemental Instruction (SI), through which a trained SI leader will offer three 1-to-2 hour study sessions each week to review course content, work through problems or activities related to this class, and help you prepare for exams. I strongly encourage you to participate in SI. For more information about the SI model, visit the TS website at http://www.unco.edu/tutoring

Writing Center

Writing Center's Mission

feedback The Writing Center’s mission is to foster confidence, growth, and self-sufficiency in the writer. Since they desire to see advancement in the writer’s aptitude for and knowledge of writing, tutors do not edit but instead teach writers how to revise their own work. Writers can receive helpful feedback on their writing, either in person or online via asynchronous appointment. The Writing Center is located in Ross hall, room 1230 and is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Writers can call 970-351-2056 to make an appointment, or they can make their own appointments online.


Marijuana edibles (or any marijuana product) are not allowed on campus per Federal law. If you are found with marijuana on the UNC campus, you could be charged with a felony and lose your financial aid. You should know there are health risks associated with the use of marijuana edibles.

Learn more about marijuanahttps://www.unco.edu/student-health-center/health-topics/marijuana-edibles.aspx