Syllabi Construction Guidelines

The Teaching and Learning Forum wants to assist you in creating quality syllabi which meets your needs as well as includes important information. In addition Weber State University requests certain items be included in your syllabi. The syllabus has a purpose and pertinent information about the document can be found here.

  • Resources for Building a Syllabus From Louise Moulding, College of Education

(You can watch her presentation from New Faculty Retreat 2012 here and access the sample syllabus referenced in the presentation here)

  • Enhancing Education, Carnegie Mellon (Excellent website for university teaching. The assessment resources are especially good. Navigate using the menu on the left)

  • Purposes of a Syllabus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


  • Ten Elements of a Syllabus, Indiana University (a list for those who want a quick overview)


  • Constructing a Syllabus, Brown University (this is a document with plenty of description)

  • Writing Quality Learning Objectives, Florida International University