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Syllabus Resources

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.

Updated Syllabus

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.


Video Waiver

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 Updates:

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 Monitor
Version 4.30.20 - Updated contact information for campus offices during COVID-19 stay-at-home order
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 Resources
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 Studies program.
Version 6.21.18 - Information about LMS 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

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