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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 latest published version is provided below for download and is intended for use in Summer 2020 courses.

WCU Sample Syllabus Summer 2020

The following section of the syllabus has been updated (in this 5.18.20 version):

- Guidelines for using Respondus LockDown Browser and/or LockDown Monitor

* 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.



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 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 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: May 18, 2020

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