Getting Information to your Students

During the first week of classes, the instructor must provide each student with the following information in writing:

  • a topical outline for the course
  • objectives
  • grading and attendance policies

Copies of the information provided to students must also be filed in the division office by the end of the first week of classes.

The outline and objectives must be consistent with those officially approved for that course by the division and the College Professional Study Committee (CPSC). All of this information should be sufficiently detailed to provide students with a clear understanding of expectations. It is essential, then, that instructors adhere to the written information they have provided. If a change must be made, it should be provided to all students and in writing.

All information must be consistent with catalog description, CPSC approved objectives and divisional topical outlines for this course.

Students are expected to attend class, since they are held responsible for the requirements of the course. Absence from classes does not excuse the student from course requirements.