The refined syllabus for a powerful course will be the collective work of an instructor group over a period of years. (If you cannot tell that you are a member of an instructor group, please contact the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program Coordinator.) Further, syllabi are the final and most detailed step in providing students "prior notice" of the expectations to which they will be held. Without that prior notice, those expectations cannot be effectively enforced.
As faculty, the TE Department is obliged to know the design for all of the sections of all of its courses. Upon completion of your course syllabus, please attach a copy to an email to email@example.com
. The Secondary Teacher Program Secretary will forward one hard copy to the Department and an additional copy will be kept on file in the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program office for reference by other team members. Syllabi for all courses from the previous year are also available.
Reporting course meeting location changes
The Secondary Teacher Preparation Program is obliged - particularly in case of an emergency involving a student - to know where course activities are occurring. If you will not be meeting in the location published in the university schedule, notify firstname.lastname@example.org
. State the date or dates on which you will be meeting away from the location in the schedule, and the locations where those meetings will occur. If your plan changes, send updates. If you have special needs or concerns about classroom availability, please contact the Secondary Teacher Preparation Program Coordinator.
Course meetings during "final exam" week
MSU's final examination policy requires that all
sections of all
courses should meet during finals week--whether or not a final exam will be given
--for activities described in the policy. The Final Exam schedule provides the meeting times for those sessions. In practical terms, this policy provides a way to make the last regular meeting of the class a working session, and then use up to two more hours, in the following week, to collect final assignments, summarize the course, and evaluate it. Get the policy via the Final Exam Schedule link in the Calendars section on the office of the registrar