The faculty at large has the right to determine course content. Once course offerings are approved, the faculty member is obligated to teach the course in reasonable conformity with the course description, content and method announced in advance in the course syllabus.
Faculty members must provide a syllabus for each course. A syllabus should include student learning goals/competencies, the required text, grading procedures, office hours, daily preparation, course assignments, exam schedules, and due dates for assignments. The syllabus may also describe sanctions which may be imposed on students for inappropriate behavior or academic dishonesty. The syllabus for each course taught should be placed on file with the department chair. A syllabus template is available online.