Syllabus Statements

Syllabi set the tone for the class as well as put boundaries in place. Below are some examples of content helpful for all students.

Syllabus Ideas:

Include a calendar that lists all assignments in one place for easy access (Canvas creates this automatically when new assignments are created).

Office hours information – how and when will you hold office hours and how students can get in touch with you (Zoom will allow for recurring meetings for office hours, email, by appointment).

Clearly explain and link all learning objectives, course requirements/assignments, and appropriate due dates (even if tentative). Provide detailed guidance on how to complete major course projects, activities, or papers and offers links to examples and illustrations as appropriate.

Provide instructions and passwords for any online components of the course.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities:

Access and Accommodations: It is the mission of the Santa Rosa Junior College to support inclusive learning environments. If there are aspects of the instruction or design of this course that result in barriers to your inclusion or to accurate assessment of achievement—such as time-limited exams, inaccessible web content, or the use of non-captioned videos—please notify the instructor as soon as possible. Students are also welcome to contact the Disability Resources Department (DRD). DRD is a resource for students that provides authorization for academic accommodations, training and access to assistive technology, and collaborates on strategies for academic success.


In the event of an emergency during class that requires evacuation of the building, please leave the class immediately, but calmly. Our class will meet at ____________________ to make sure everyone got out of the building safely and to receive further instructions. (If the class is on a second or higher floor, provide clear directions to the stairs). If you are a student with a disability who may need assistance in an evacuation, please see me during my office hours as soon as possible so we can discuss an evacuation plan.


We will conduct ourselves in a manner which reflects our awareness of common standards of decency and the rights of others. All students are expected to know the Student Conduct Policy and adhere to it in this class. Students who violate the code may be suspended from 2 classes and may be referred to the Conduct Dean for discipline.


The best way to learn is through active participation; therefore, we respect others when talking, by being on-time, listening actively, and being polite even when we disagree with another’s viewpoint. Please turn off all electronic devices. If you use a laptop for note taking, please sit in the front row with the sound off. No food in class please.


All written work is to be original; plagiarism of any kind will result in a failing grade on that assignment. Students who plagiarize or cheat may be suspended – for one or two class meetings by the instructor – and referred to the Conduct Dean for discipline sanction, in cases of egregious violation. Please see Policy 3.11 for Academic Integrity .