The MCCCD strives to create a productive learning environment for all students. Students will be advised of course content and instructor expectations through a course syllabus. The course syllabus serves as an agreement between the instructor and student.
The instructor must present a course syllabus to students during the first week of a class (before the end of drop/add). A copy of the course syllabus must be submitted to the division/department office at the college no later than the end of the first week of class.
The following items must be included or referenced in the course syllabus:
- College name, Campus or Site
- Instructor’s name and contact information for student support
- Course information
Title, prefix, course number and section number(s)
Academic term and year, e.g., Fall 2016
MCCCD Course Description and/or Overview
Course format, e.g. Online, Hybrid, Face-to-Face
Instructional Contact Hours and Minimum
Expectations for number of hours spent out-of-class
to complete coursework (See Federal Credit
- MCCCD Course Competencies
- Grading standards and practices
- Attendance requirements
- List of required and recommended texts, materials and technologies.
- Statement of student responsibility for the information in the syllabus.
- Statement of student responsibility for the college policies included in the college catalog and the student handbook
- Information about the availability of services for students that require special accommodations.
- Statements, as applicable, to inform students of the use of third-party learning tools, course-level integrations (LTIS) in the Learning Management System (E.g. Publisher Tools), social networks, combined (cross-listed) sections, proctored/monitored exams and plagiarism detection.
- Statement indicating that information included in the syllabus may be subject to change such as: “Students will be notified by the instructor of any changes in course requirements or policies.”
- Statement or link regarding services for students with disabilities, unless instructor has placed the statement as an announcement in the classroom with the subject header classroom accommodations for students with disabilities, or the statement is placed on another piece of mandatory course material. Statement may be found here: Mandatory DRS and TITLE IX Syllabus Statements
- Statement or link regarding Title IX sexual harassment unless instructor has placed the statement as an announcement in the classroom with the subject header addressing incidents of Title IX sexual harassment or the statement is placed on another piece of mandatory course material. Statement may be found here: Mandatory DRS and Title IX Syllabus Statements
An instructor may choose to include additional information, such as expectations for academic work, required format, due dates, penalties for late/missed work, extra credit, etc., as necessary.
AMENDED by Direct Approval by the Chancellor, August 3, 2020
AMENDED through the Administrative Regulation approval process, June 4, 2019
AMENDED through Direct Approval by the Chancellor, January 4, 2017
ADOPTED through the Administrative Regulation approval process, December 8, 2006