Missouri State University

Course Syllabi/Policy Statements

Policy Statement: Governing Policy G3.03 Faculty Handbook (Section 4.5.1.2) requires that all course syllabi/policy statements include statements on nondiscrimination, disability accommodation, cheating and plagiarism, attendance and a cell phone policy. The suggested wording for these statements, as well as several other recommended policy statements can be found on the Provost website. Faculty who wish to compose their own wording or to expand on these statements must comply with the Faculty Handbook, relevant University policies, and state and federal laws. All updates to syllabi should be made prior to the beginning of the semester. In addition to statements that are required by the Faculty Handbook, suggested wording about other university policies, including the University’s procedure for dropping classes is provided for faculty who might wish to include that information.

Reason or Purpose for Policy: To assist faculty in complying with Governing Policy 3.03 Faculty Handbook Section 4.5.1.2.

Entities Affected by this Policy: All faculty.

Line of Authority:

  1. Responsible Administrator and Office: Provost
  2. Contact Person in that Office: Associate Provost - Faculty and Academic Affairs