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Syllabus and Course Outlines

Each faculty member, either full-time or adjunct, is required to present a syllabus to the respective Dean’s office for each course offered by Central Virginia Community College. The syllabus needs to contain the following information:

  1. Course Title, number, prerequisites (if any) credit/contact hours, and course description
  2. Instructor’s name, office room number, office telephone number, college e-mail address, and office hours as posted
  3. Textbook(s) and or supplementary books and materials (Append a bibliography if needed)
  4. Attendance policy and policy for missing assignments
  5. Grading scale and procedures
  6. Statements on safety where applicable
  7. General course goals
  8. Common student learning outcomes established for the course
  9. A list of topics which will be covered during the course
  10. A list of assignments students will be expected to complete during the course
  11. The current ADA statement from the college

As a suggestion, faculty members may also want to include a statement that dates in the syllabus are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.

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