Sample Syllabus Policies for Faculty

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A syllabus is many things: a contract between you and your students, a conceptual map of your course, and an artifact documenting your teaching practice. Your syllabus provides an opportunity for you to communicate to your students course and University-level policies, set your expectations for the semester, and remind students of the resources available to them. Below, the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning offers a précis of some important university policies and sample text that you may use or adapt for your own syllabus. You can find additional examples by browsing our Canvas Syllabus Library. We also offer information on curating a syllabus on the Teaching at Princeton pages on our website. 

If you have questions about particular policy matters, please contact the Office of the Dean of the College at 609-258-3040.


Sample Syllabus Policies: