The Coulter Faculty Commons maintains the WCU standardized syllabus for faculty. The
syllabus, provided below, should be downloaded and utilized by WCU faculty. It can
be modified according to instructor, departmental, and college needs.
The most recent published version is provided below.
WCU Sample Syllabus (updated January 11, 2021)
The following section of the syllabus has been updated (in this 1.11.21 version):
Updated text in academic integrity section to include self-plagiarism.
* Document has been designed with accessibility in mind--and has passed an Accessibility check
For prior updates made in this university syllabus template, see the bottom of this page.
Faculty seeking the video waiver/release form for students, referenced on page 14
of the Syllabus Tempalate, should view the Office of Legal Counsel website. The form is provided on the very bottom of their webpage.
Course Planning Resources and Calendars
Spring 2021 MWF schedule calendar
Spring 2021 TTR schedule calendar
Course Workload Estimator - Calculate length of time required for students to read, write, discuss, and test.
This new version includes tools for incorporating length of time for videos and podcasts.
For further help with syllabi, including course planning and design, alignment, and
assessment, consider a consultation with one of our faculty developers.
Prior changes to the WCU syllabus template were previously posted to this webpage
and are listed below. These changes are reflected in the version above (included)
and are provided below for your reference only:
Version 1.11.21 - Updated text in academic integrity section to include self-plagiarism
Version 8.10.20 - Updated Statement on Wearing of Masks
Version 8.06.10 - Section on Course Recording and Broadcasting updated with most recent
guidance from the office of legal counsel.
Version 7.19.20 - For Writing and Learning Commons section - corrected website and
added information about supplemental instruction
Version 6.26.20 - Statement on Wearing of Masks
Version 5.18.20 - Guidelines for using Respondus LockDown Browser and/or LockDown
Version 4.30.20 - Updated contact information for campus offices during COVID-19 stay-at-home
Version 2.01.20 - Added Community Vision for Inclusive Excellence Statement
Version 12.19.19 - Updated Grading Table to Grading Section
Version 5.8.19 - Updated Accessibility Statement, as suggested by the Office of Accessibility
Version 5.19.19 - Alignment to the policy on Academic Integrity, as maintained by
the Dean of Students website; alignment to new contact email address and website for
the Office of Accessibility Resources
Version 9.13.18: - Inclusion of new Liberal Studies Learning Outcomes verbiage
Version 8.7.18: - A link to the Liberal Studies Learning Goals website (to assist
faculty teaching courses part of the Liberal Studies CORE).
Version 7.17.18 - A statement about learning outcomes for courses part of the Liberal
Version 6.21.18 - Information about Blackboard downtime
Version 5.25.18 - Updates about WALC, Math Tutoring center, Institutional Policies:
Course Recording and Broadcasting, Institutional Policies: Accommodations for Students
with Disabilities, Academic Integrity Policy and Reporting Process (corrected a typo)
Last update: August 14, 2020