Course policies & syllabus
Faculty should keep two factors in mind when preparing opening class handouts:
In every course, undergraduate and graduate, students must be given an opening handout that spells out the following (clearly and specifically):
For online classes, course policies must be posted online. For other classes, either a hard-copy opening handout must be distributed or the information must be posted on a course website or emailed to the class.
Modifications to the opening handout should also be communicated to students in writing. Faculty are free to create their own policies in these matters, but these policies must be communicated to the students at the beginning of the course.