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The syllabus of record describes the course in some detail to those interested in the course and provides guidance to faculty in the department who may wish to teach the course. While each faculty member has the academic freedom to deliver a course in his/her own style, this freedom does not extend to changing the purpose, nature, or objectives of the course. The syllabus of record should be distinguished from the individual course syllabi that an instructor distributes to students. A copy of the syllabus of record for each course is to be maintained in the office of the department offering the course.

The syllabus of record will contain the following elements:

See Appendix A for Sample Syllabus.

Refer to the University Policy on Semester Course Syllabi in the Academic Policy Section of the Undergraduate Catalog for formatting the syllabi that are distributed to students.

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