Required Syllabus Elements

All Simpson syllabi are supposed to include information about contact hours and learning time, academic integrity, the course continuity plan, and information about all general education designations associated with the course. Don’t forget that the objectives associated with the gen ed designations were updated over the summer and may not be the same as they were the last time you taught the course.

You’ll find sample text of these elements here:

There is a much nicer version the general education designation outcomes here:

Don’t forget that the learning objectives aren’t the only things that you need to think about when integrating gen ed designations into a course. You also need to make sure to meet the course characteristics associated with the designation; you just don’t need to include the list of course characteristics in your syllabus. To see the course characteristics, go here: Then click on either Areas of Engagement or Embedded Skills to find the appropriate designation.