Mandatory Information on Syllabus

Syllabus Requirements



During the first week of class, all faculty will provide a course syllabus to each student. Although modifications may be made throughout the semester, this document will contain the following information (as applicable to the discipline):

  1. Course information:  title, number, semester, year, credits, prerequisites, location, meeting time.
  2. Faculty information:  name, office location, office hours, telephone, email.
  3. Course readings/materials:  course textbook(s), author, publisher. Supplementary readings (indicate whether required, recommended, or optional) and any supplies required.
  4. [NEW] Course description should include: 
    1. content of the course and how it fits into the broader curriculum;
    2. expected proficiencies required to undertake the course, if applicable. May include, and must be consistent with, catalog course description. 
    3. A listing of the department or program learning outcomes is required together with the ratings (level of coverage/rigor) taken from department's assessment matrix document representing the degree to ascertain what  the course addresses for each program learning outcome.
      1.                                                               i.      To get to the Program Learning Outcomes and the Outcomes Matrix for the department/program:
        1. Select a browser to open the link  which will then lead you to the assessment e-folio. From there, hover over Academics, then click on colleges. Then hover over the college of choice and then click on the department/program. Within the department/program, click on Outcomes Matrices. Generally, a new tab will open up with a pdf of the Outcomes Matrix. Click on the pdf which will then open up or download. Review the document and look specifically for the information on the course being taught to obtain coverage/rigor.



  1. A statement of Course Goals (more general) and Student Learning Outcomes which could be Course-, and Program-Learning Outcomes. And when applicable, Institutional Learning Outcomes).
    1. Demonstration of alignment to SLOs/CLOs, Program Level Outcomes (PLOs), and Institutional (ILOs) Learning Outcomes where applicable along with the extent of coverage. For examples click on the following link: and see ILO-PLO-SLO alignment for a religion course and a COMM110 course along with other ILO resources.
    2. Instructional methods incorporated in Course Outline (schedule):  describe the teaching techniques (e.g. lecture, case study, small group discussion, private instruction, studio instruction, values clarification, games, journal writing, use of Learning Management Systems (LMS) or Canvas, audio/video conferencing, etc.). Describe how you use the Framework for Student Learning to help students prepare, engage, and improve their learning.
    3. Course calendar:  a schedule or outline (daily or weekly major topics or assignments). Tentative or Work in progress to allow for modifications during the semester.  Required dates on the course calendar are the ''withdrawals from classes’ deadline" and the time, date, and location of the final exam, scheduled according to the University final exam schedule.
    4. Course policies:  specify course rules, including your policies on attendance, tardiness, class participation, make­up exams, and plagiarism/academic integrity.
    5. Evaluation:  specify how students will be evaluated, what factors will be included, their relative value, and how they will be tabulated into grades (on a curve, absolute scores, etc.)

University Policies

  1. The Honor Code exists to provide an education in an atmosphere consistent with the ideals and principles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Students, faculty and staff are expected to maintain the highest standards of honor, integrity, morality, and consideration of others in personal behavior.  Academic honesty and dress and grooming standards are to be maintained at all times on and off campus.  For specific information see
  2. Discrimination:  The University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in admissions, employment or in any of its educational programs or activities.  For specific information see the non-discrimination policy at
  3. Title IX and Sexual Misconduct:  The University will not tolerate any actions proscribed under Title IX legislation, specifically sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic or dating violence or stalking perpetrated by or against any university students, university employees or participants in university programs.  For specific information see

All faculty and staff are deemed responsible reporting parties and as such mandated to report incidents of sexual misconduct including sexual assault to the Title IX Coordinator:

                                                Debbie Hippolite-Wright, PhD

                                                Title IX Coordinator

                                                            Vice President of Student Development & Services

                                                            Lorenzo Snow Administrative Building

                                                            55-220 Kulanui Street

                                                            Laie, HI  96762

                                                Office Phone:  (808) 675-4819



  1. Student Academic Grievance policy:   Students who feel that their work has been unfairly or inadequately evaluated by an instructor are encouraged to pursue the matter as an Academic Grievance by following the steps found in the Academic Grievance policy at
  2. Disability Services:  


[NEW] Students with disabilities or those who are pregnant are encouraged to contact the instructor for a confidential discussion of their individual needs for academic accommodation. It is the policy of Brigham Young University Hawaii to provide flexible and individualized reasonable accommodation to students with documented disabilities or those who are pregnant. To receive accommodation services for a disability, students must be registered with the Office of Disabilities Services. 


If you have a disability and need accommodations, you need to contact the Disability Officer/Coordinator at:

                                    Disability Services

                                    McKay 181

                                    Phone:  (808) 675-3518 or (808) 675-3999

                                    Email address:


If you have a concern to report go to