New in October 2021: Banner Course Information MACH Form: https://cuw-machforms.cuw.edu/view.php?id=210191
Departments use this form to notify the Registrar’s Office of changes to course-level information. Changes are normally a result of updates to program requirements, or adding elective course options. When course changes impact overall program requirements and require APST, complete the APST process first. Once Academic Council has approved program changes, then complete the BCI form and attach the program change approval from the Provost’s Office. NOTE: Information submitted on the BCI form, including course descriptions, should be the same information used when submitting your syllabi for approval to the Provost’s Office.
New in October 2021: Syllabus Submission to Provost MACH Form: https://cuw-machforms.cuw.edu/view.php?id=210695
Departments use this form to submit up to seven (7) new or revised official course syllabi of the same course subject (i.e. EDG, COMM, PHAR) that have been approved by the Department Chair/Program Director. Within the MACH form, the syllabi go to the appropriate Dean or Dean designate for approval before consideration by the Provost Office. Include the confirmation that the Banner Course Information Mach Form was submitted when submitting a syllabus with those changes.
Include the emails of all persons who should receive the confirmation e-mail once the final version of the syllabus is approved by the Provost Office.
Here are the resources and recording for this session that was held on 10/8/2021:
Current Approved Syllabi On File 10-05-2021
Links to Resources:
Download and Complete Banner Information Spreadsheet
Report Course Changes on the Banner Course Information (BCI) MACH Form
Syllabus Template Instructions and Submission to Provost Instructions
Syllabus Submission to Provost MACH Form
Additional resources to assist faculty in creating Blackboard course content that follows principles of Universal Design.
Word formatting basics (video)
Headings in Word (video)
Lists in Word (video)
This is an open resource that contains MANY resources for how you can make your content more accessible: OER_Accessibility_Checklist
Microsoft Word has a built in Accessibility Checker. Learn more about the MS Word Accessibility Checker.
This document is from a January 2020 Course Design for Student Success that incorporates many of the features addressed above, but in a printable format with screenshots: Course Design for Student Success – Ally 01202020 (2)
Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education (comprehensive website): http://udloncampus.cast.org/home
Link to session recording and PPT of a session regarding UDL and Ally held at Concordia University Wisconsin on June 4, 2020: link to materials
Information you may want to include in your syllabus if using Zoom for occasional use for instructional hours:
Advance Notice: Contact the instructor at least one week in advance of the particular session to request approval to participate remotely through Zoom.
Attendance: If the student is able to fully participate and interact with students and the instructor, the instructor may mark the student in “attendance.” However, if the instructor records any class sessions and make them available to students, watching a video of a session does not constitute “attendance” as defined by the university.
Recording of Class Sessions: Students should be aware that the instructor may determine a need to record a class session using videoconference software. The instructor will announce verbally that a recording is being made at the beginning of any recording.
Videoconferencing allows accessibility for all students as a universal design and might be used in the Concordia “classroom” to address individuals with documented need for accommodations. As with all accommodations, the Director of Accessibility
Services will set this up with the instructor and the student. Zoom enables FERP A/HIP AA compliance and provides end-to-end 256-bit encryption. Accessibility for Zoom is maintained by Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (https://zoom.us), not Concordia University. Specific information about accessibility is provided by Zoom within the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) Statement, available here: Zoom and Accessibility.
This Fall Georgia Kreiger led this session. Below are related handouts.
Course Design and Syllabus Construction Workshop Outline Link to Document
PowerPoint Slides Link to Document
Board Global Ends Policy Diagram + University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies (ULOAs) https://www.cuw.edu/about/offices/institutional-effectiveness/_assets/University%20Liberal%20Arts%20Outcomes%20and%20Proficiencies.pdf
Draft of Possible Evaluation of Instruction at CU Model Link to Document
Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Link to Document
Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs Link to Document
Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel http://www.heybradfords.com/moonlight/files/CV/ProfSampleFiles/CDWS/bloom_revised_taxonomy_fB1-graphic.jpg
Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Process Verbs, Assessments, and Questioning Strategies https://www.cloud.edu/Assets/PDFs/assessment/revised-blooms-chart.pdf
Elements of the Concordia Syllabus Link to Document
Syllabus Template, Instructions and Credit Hour Policy https://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/
Sample Syllabus Language for Behavioral Expectations Link to Document
Fall 2018 Semester Schedule Link to Document
Faculty Handbook Policies about LMS Link to Document
This Fall Elizabeth Evans and Kate Robertson led this session. Below are related handouts.
Course Design and Syllabus Construction Workshop Outline: Link to Document
PowerPoint Slides: Link to Document
Board Global Ends Policy Diagram: Link to Document
University Global Learning Outcomes: Link to Document
University Liberal Arts Outcomes and Proficiencies (ULOAs): https://www.cuw.edu/about/offices/institutional-effectiveness/_assets/University%20Liberal%20Arts%20Outcomes%20and%20Proficiencies.pdf
Draft of Possible Evaluation of Instruction at CU Model: Link to Document
Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy: Link to Document
Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs: Link to Document
Bloom’s Taxonomy Wheel: http://www.heybradfords.com/moonlight/files/CV/ProfSampleFiles/CDWS/bloom_revised_taxonomy_fB1-graphic.jpg
Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Process Verbs, Assessments, and Questioning Strategies: https://www.cloud.edu/Assets/PDFs/assessment/revised-blooms-chart.pdf
Elements of the Concordia Syllabus: Link to Document
Syllabus Template, Instructions and Credit Hour Policy: https://celt.cuw.edu/syllabus-template-and-instructions/
Sample Syllabus Language for Behavioral Expectations: Link to Document
Fall 2018 Semester Schedule: Link to Document
Faculty Handbook Policies about LMS: Link to Document
Attached are the July 1, 2022 syllabus template, instructions and credit hour policy currently in place for faculty at Concordia University.
Instructions for Syllabus Template 07-01-2022
Syllabus Template 7-1-2022 Walk-through Video
Supporting Information for Syllabi Creation/Revision
Information about the updated procedures using MACH forms as of October 2021 https://celt.cuw.edu/practices-processes-syllabus-submission-to-provost-and-banner-course-information-form/
Submit your Syllabus to Provost MACH Form https://cuw-machforms.cuw.edu/view.php?id=210695
Registrar’s Banner Course Information (BCI) MACH Form https://cuw-machforms.cuw.edu/view.php?id=210191
Revised Syllabus Continuity
A change to any of the following components of a course require that the department or program submit the syllabus for review as a “revised” syllabus:
- Course Title
- Course Number
- Credit Hours
- Course description (aka catalog description)
When a revised syllabus is submitted for a course that has changed title or number, please indicate the previous title and/or number for reference in your submission in the additional comments.
This is to ensure that the university catalog, schedule, academic advising, and admission teams possess current, accurate information about all courses offered by the university.
If you have questions about the Syllabus Template or Submissions to the Provost Office MACH Form, please contact Elizabeth Evans.
If you have questions about the Banner Course Information spreadsheet or MACH Form, contact Allison Wolf.