Instructors are expected to develop a course syllabus (calendar and assignment sheet) for each course. Such syllabi should give definite instructions to the students as to assignments, library references, term reports, examinations, make-up policy, and other course requirements, and policies. Faculty members are encouraged to deliver copies of each course syllabus to the dean for files maintained in the office of each school, and to post their syllabi on the internet via their personal homepages and Oncourse.
Library assignments and reading lists should be developed with the advice and assistance of the library faculty.
Most students in courses on the 100 and 200 level need assistance in the development of efficient study habits. It is essential that assignments be definite, that tests be given within the first five weeks of the semester, and that written work be graded and returned to students early in the semester. Conferences with students should be regarded as a part of the process of instruction in most courses. Students should be given a clear sense of how well they are progressing before the last day to withdraw from courses.