Role of the Syllabus
In compliance with the Educational Advisory Committee (EAC) Rules and Oregon State Dual Credit Standards, all PCC courses must have a syllabus on record for each class taught.
The college encourages faculty to provide as much information in the syllabus as possible. The syllabus is often the most important handout the student receives, and is the only handout that needs to be looked at before every class meeting. It typically answers most of the questions students have about how a course is run, and provides the larger picture for the course--giving the goals and theory behind the course.
The syllabus has the weight of a legal document in some respects--the instructor agrees to abide by its policies and to teach what the syllabus lays out; by staying in the class, the student agrees to be bound by the policies in the syllabus. The syllabus is the starting point for faculty department chairs and deans in handling student complaints and grievances.
PCC Dual Credit classes are also required to provide a syllabus to their students, and to have one on file annually with the Dual Credit office no later than October 1st. CRNs will be held and students will be unable to register until the Dual Credit office has received the approved updated syllabus for the course.
If you wish to add a new course to your PCC Dual Credit Articulation Agreement, please submit your syllabus using the provided template below to the Dual Credit office at email@example.com no later than May 20, 2016 in order to be eligible to offer PCC credit for the 2016-17 academic year.
Any requests received after May 20,2016 will be placed in an approval queue for the 2017-18 academic year.
The items specified in the attached PCC Dual Credit syllabus templates are required.