Uniform Syllabus Requirements

UWM has a Uniform Syllabus Policy to which all instructors must adhere. This policy specifies both required and recommended information for course syllabi and includes requirements on department archiving of syllabi.

Most departments can provide teaching assistants with sample syllabi that can be adapted for new courses.

Each semester the Provost’s “Welcome to the Semester” memo will provide information required for inclusion on syllabi. These are posted to the Division of Academic Affairs, Instructional Updates page. Instructors must consult these updates and make any necessary revisions to their courses and syllabi.  

Full adherence to the Uniform Syllabus Policy ensures that students are fully informed about the requirements of the course and protects them arbitrariness and ambiguity about requirements and deadlines.