Class syllabus library now available online
Published: Friday, February 22, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013 00:02
Many students hate to hear the five words “attendance counts for your grade” on the first day of class.
Others might be displeased hearing daily quizzes, required readings or no extra credit.
But there’s never been any way for students to know before they get the class syllabus on the first day of class… until now. The registrar’s office has released a brand new online course Syllabus Library.
By simply navigating to http://smu.edu/syallabus and entering a valid SMU ID and password, any student can gain access to a whole wide world of syllabi from each department, instructor and course section.
Due to the newness of this service, only a few hundred syllabi are found in the library.
However, the registrar’s office is confident that the number will gradually increase over the next few months and be much more packed before the start of the spring semester.
The Syllabus Library was created as a response to the both the Student and Faculty Senates that have been asking for such a service.
The registrar’s office hopes that this new feature will be able to assist both new and old students.
“We hope that the library will provide additional insight on the classes offered,” Associate University Registrar Cheryl Moore said. “This will allow students to make more informed decisions during advising and enrollment.”
The registrar’s office wants to remind people who begin using the library to verify that the syllabus listed is correct for the class that they have enrolled in at the beginning of each term.