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Course Syllabi Instructions

  1. To help the university comply with the provisions of HB 2504 passed by the 81st Texas State Legislature, the course syllabus for each undergraduate course needs to be posted to the UTSA Bluebook website. You are responsible for uploading a version of your course syllabus to Bluebook by the first class day. If subsequent changes need to be made to the syllabus, instructors update the posted syllabus as quickly as possible so that it remains current.
  2. The academic content of a course syllabus remains within the province of each individual instructor to determine, subject to the department’s curricular needs. However, at a minimum, the following elements should be included in their syllabi:
    •  the course number and name
    •  the instructor’s name and contact information (including email address)
    • the instructor’s official office hours and location
    • a course description and the course prerequisites, if any
    • a detailed grading scheme, including use of +/- system, and types of exams/assignments and their weight in determining the final grade
    • a schedule of assignments and exams
    • the textbook, reading assignments and/or reading list
    • the course policies the instructor wishes to impose, such as attendance policies, class participation and “civility” expectations, late assignment policies, etc.
    • the common information link ( to UTSA policies and services regarding disabilities, dishonesty, counseling and tutoring, plus the Roadrunner Creed.

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