Syllabus Toolkit

Accessible Syllabus Guide

Step-by-step guidance for creating an accessible syllabus in Microsoft Word.

Course Syllabus Guide

General principles and recommendations for creating a course syllabus.

Workload Estimator

Tool for estimating required time-on-task for student participation in learning activities.

Syllabus Checklist

Guidance on typical elements to include in a course syllabus.

Syllabus Statements

In accordance with NIU's syllabus policy, these statements are provided for inclusion in NIU course syllabi.

Class Policies for AI

Sampling of class policies shared by faculty from other institutions, provided as examples that you might use or modify in developing your own policies for use of generative AI tools.

Learner-Centered Syllabus

Tips for designing a student-centered syllabus that moves beyond the mechanics of a course to outline how students can be successful in a course.

Student Success Guides

Resources for students offering tips and practical suggestions for student succes, which you can link to either in your syllabus or share otherwise with your students.

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