Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

The Syllabus: Course Policies / Expectations

Policies concerning attendance, participation, tardiness, academic integrity, missing homework, missed exams, recording classroom activities, food in class, laptop use, etc.

Describe your expectations for student behavior (e.g., respectful consideration of one another’s perspectives, open-mindedness, creative risk-taking). Let students know what they can expect from you (e.g., your availability for meetings or e-mail communication).

Examples for and from Carnegie Mellon Syllabi:

Course Expectations

Supporting Student Learning

Academic Integrity