Syllabus Template and Instructions

Attached are the syllabus template, instructions and credit hour policy currently in place for faculty at Concordia University.

Updated October 2021. The October 8, 2021 recorded program on these changes with links is here.

Concordia-University-Syllabus-Template-August 2021

SyllabusTemplate and Submission to Provost Instructions-10-01-2021

What are the changes between 2020 template and 2021 template?

New in October 2021: Banner Course Information MACH Form:

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.

If this form is submitted by March 1st these changes will take effect for the academic year beginning the next July 1st. If submitted after March 1st these changes will take effect July 1 of the following academic year. Example: Changes submitted April 1, 2022 take effect with the 2023-2024 year.

New in October 2021: Syllabus Submission to Provost MACH Form:

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.

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.

Course Description Guide January 2020

Credit Hour Policy

How to Connect to Global Learning Outcomes in CU Syllabus

Sample Syllabus Language for Behavioral Expectations

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.


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