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Develop your Course Syllabus

After you develop your course for the first time, your course needs to be reviewed for Quality Assurance purposes. Without the Quality Assurance Review, you won't be able to teach the course. The standards below belong to the Quality Assurance Review rubric, and they will assist you in your course development process. If you would like to learn about each standard and see some examples, please click "more info" located under each item.

Below are example course syllabi highlighting the relevant standards for BHSU courses:

Standard II.1: The course learning objectives describe outcomes that are measurable.
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Standard II.2: The learning objectives address content mastery, critical thinking skills and core learning skills.
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Standard II.3: The learning objectives of the course are clearly stated and understandable to the student.
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Standard II.4: Instructions to students on how to meet the learning objectives are adequate and easy to understand.
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Standard III.1: The types of assessments selected measure the stated learning objectives and are consistent with course activities and resources.
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Standard III.2: The grading policy is transparent and easy to understand.
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Standard IV.3: The purpose of the course elements (content, instructional methods, technologies, and course materials) is evident.
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Standard V.1: The learning activities promote the achievement of stated objectives and learning outcomes.
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Standard V.3: Clear standards are set for instructor response and availability (turn-around time for email, grade posting, etc.)
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Standard V.4: The requirements for course interaction are clearly articulated.
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Standard VI.5: Instructions on how to access resources at a distance are sufficient and easy to understand.
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Standard VII.1: The course instructions articulate or link to a clear description of the technical support offered.
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Standard VII.2: Course instructions articulate or link to an explanation of how the institution's academic support system can assist the student in effectively using the resources provided.
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Standard VII.3: Course instructions articulate or link to an explanation of how the institution's student support services can assist the student in effectively using the resources provided.
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Standard VII.4: Course instructions articulate or link to tutorials and resources that answer basic questions related to research, writing, technology, etc.
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Standard VIII.1: The course acknowledges the importance of ADA requirements.
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Syllabus Template

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