2017-2018 Faculty Handbook

Appendix B - Syllabus Template

Course Information

Semester and Year

Course Title:
Course No. and Section:
Credit Hours: Instructor Name:
Course Location: Meeting Dates:
Office Location: Office Hours:
Telephone No.: Email:

Extended Emergency Closure

For emergency campus closings (natural disasters, etc.) call 352-291-4499 or 800-831-9244 or check our website at CF.edu.

Course Description

Brief statement of teaching philosophy and/or expectations:

Brief statement of course goal and/or course description:

Pre/Corequisites (optional):

Textbook and Required/Optional Materials

Required Text – Title:

Author of Text:



Required Materials:

Optional Materials:

Student Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives

At http://inside.cf.edu/departments/curriculum/LOSMain.htm see Rubrics and Assessment Tools.

Learning Outcome




Classroom Activity

Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning: The student will understand and apply mathematical and scientific principles and methods.

1. Perform accurate computations using order of operations with and without technology.




2. Identify and organize relevant information and complete the solution of an applied problem.




3. Interpret and communicate understanding of visual representations of data.




4. Demonstrate mathematical number sense and unit sense.





Statement about grading (class attendance, homework, tests, etc.):

For example:   Attendance: Each student is required to attend all class meetings. Attendance is required for all tests and there will be NO make-up tests. Non-attendance does not constitute withdrawal from this course. It is the student’s responsibility to complete the withdrawal forms by the appropriate date. (Attendance accounts for 5% of Final Grade.)

Grading scale (see current catalog):

Make-up policy, if needed:

Course Schedule/Outline (Insert Your Schedule)

Tentative class schedule – weekly, daily, thematically, etc. (class assignments, reading, quizzes, etc.). Include schedule of approved field trips, if appropriate.

Sample Schedule


Preparation, Activities and Evaluation









Date of final exam and time of final exam.

STATEMENT: Due to unforeseen happenings, it may be necessary for the course assignment schedule to be altered. The instructor will always strive to be fair about any changes.

College Policies (dates change each semester)

Academic Integrity

Cheating and/or plagiarism will not be tolerated and may result in an “FF” for the course as well as disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct. A student will be referred to an Academic Integrity Seminar. There will be a charge for this two-hour seminar, and attendance is required (see Student Handbook). Failure to attend the Academic Seminar may result in the assignment of a final course grade of “FF,” denoting course failure due to a violation of the college’s Academic Integrity policy.

Attendance Policy

Regular, punctual class attendance is the responsibility of every student who enrolls at the College of Central Florida; therefore, the institution is committed to enforcing the attendance policy in an effort to assist students in achieving their educational objectives. The documentation of student absences will begin the first day of class, regardless of when the student registers. When a student has a legitimate reason for being absent, the instructor has the option of permitting the student to make up work missed and may require an explanation for the absence. The college reserves the right to evaluate individual cases of nonattendance. See Student Handbook, Policy Manual and Administrative Procedures.

Equal Access/Equal Opportunity

College of Central Florida does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, marital status, national origin, genetic information or disability status in its programs, activities and employment. For inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies, contact Carol W. Smith, Equity Officer, 3001 S.W. College Road, 352-854-2322, ext. 1437, or smithc@cf.edu.

Classroom Decorum

Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Disruptive students will be asked to leave the classroom. Continuous disruptive behavior will result in withdrawal from the course and disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct (see Student Handbook).

Disability Services for Students with Disabilities

To ensure students have equal access to educational opportunities here at the College of Central Florida, students with a medical, sensory, physical, psychological, and/or cognitive disability are encouraged to register with the Office of Disability Services and request an application. If eligible, Disability Services will help facilitate approved accommodations for you. Please do this as soon as possible, to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion for your academic success. The Office of Disability Services is located in Building 5, the Bryant Student Union, Room 204, on the Ocala Campus. For more information visit the Disability Services webpage at http://www.cf.edu/access, or email colleliv@cf.edu, or call 352-873-5843 for further information.

Professional counseling services are available for all college students who are experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, stress; basically all psychological issues that could affect their school, job, relationships, or their home lives. Services are provided by Florida licensed mental health clinicians. This confidential resource is for all college students who want to achieve their endeavors. The Counseling Department is located in building 5, office 205B or office 205F. For more information about Counseling, you may call 352-854-2322 Ext. 1760 or Ext. 1286 or Ext. 1580.

CF Student Assistance Program

The CF Student Assistance Program (SAP) is a confidential resource for assisting students who may have personal problems which could affect their school, work, or home lives. SAP provides early intervention and professional assessment and counseling to best meet the needs of the student. Services are free to all active CF students. The SAP is managed by BAY CARE LIFE MANAGEMENT, a health management organization. A student may call a toll free helpline during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. For crisis situations after hours, on weekends, or holidays a student may call the same number and the therapist on duty will be paged and will promptly respond to the call. For services a student may call the following toll free number: 1-800-878-5470.


If you want to withdraw from this class, you must fill out the necessary forms and have them signed by the appropriate parties. If you just stop coming to class after the posted drop date, you may receive the grade of F.

See Academic Calendar and Registration Calendar for dates.

The college reserves the right to evaluate individual cases of non-attendance.

Students should be alerted to the following:

  1. Withdrawals do not count in the CF GPA, but may not be viewed favorably at the university level or for financial aid.

  2. A withdrawal counts as an attempt under the forgiveness/withdrawal policy and the course repeat policy.

  3. There are increased costs to take the course on the third attempt.

  4. There may be a reason a withdrawal request may be denied.

Please see the college’s withdrawal procedures.

Attendance Verification for Financial Aid

Attendance Verification is submitted each semester, generally in the third week of the term. Federal Student Aid requires that attendance is based on academic attendance or attendance at an academically-related activity. For this class, your attendance is verified based on _______________ (list assignment(s)).

Additional Statements You May Need for Your Course

  1. Testing Accommodations:  Make-up Tests and/or Tests for Distance Learners. Testing Center hours are located at www.cf.edu/testing. Your instructor is required to make advanced preparations before you schedule your exam, so contact your instructor at least two weeks in advance regarding testing accommodations.

  2. Register for all testing by creating a CF username and password for the testing center. This can be done at home or at the testing center; the link is www.cf.edu/mytests . This is required to take any tests and only needs to be created once. The username and password created will be used for all tests taken at any of the CF campus testing centers.

  3. The Ocala Testing Center is a walk-in center, no appointments needed. The Ocala Testing Center is located on the second floor of the Student Bryant Union in Room 205.

  4. For the Citrus Campus Testing Center, call 352-249-1213 for an appointment. The Citrus Campus Testing Center is located in C4-109.

  5. For the Levy Center Testing Center, call 352-493-9533, ext. 2113, for an appointment. Stop at the front desk for further directions.

  6. This course uses Canvas to post course materials. Go to https://mycf.cf.edu/ICS/, login, click on the Academics tab, and follow the link to Go to Canvas. If you are not familiar with Canvas, you may access a self-tutorial by hovering over the Courses tab in Canvas and clicking on the Getting Started in Canvas course. Additional Canvas tutorials can be found under the help menu in the upper-right corner of your Canvas page. If you have any questions or encounter any problems logging on to Canvas or within the system, contact the Distance Learning Help Desk Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (fall and spring hours), or Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (summer hours), at dlhelp@cf.edu or at 352-854-2322, ext. 1317. You may also use the 24/7 Canvas help desk by clicking the Help link in the upper right corner of Canvas.

  7. (If you require proctored assessments in your online or hybrid course, you must include this statement according to SACSCOC Verification of Identity standard): In order to verify student identity on assessments this course requires ___ [insert number of required proctored assessments] proctored assessment(s). If you are unable to travel to a CF campus during testing center hours, you may be required to pay a fee to complete the assessment(s). Fees generally range between $30 and $45 per assessment, depending on the proctor used and length of the exam. If you choose to complete the assessment using an online proctoring service, you will also be required to have a webcam and microphone. For assistance with scheduling a proctored exam at a CF testing center or to help you locate another testing center, please call 352-291-4419. For assistance with online proctoring after you have contacted your instructor, please contact E-Learning at 352-854-2322 ext. 1317 at least two weeks prior to your requested test date.

  8. For virtual or online office hours, list the days and times, along with in-person office hours. Include this statement for online courses): Please allow 24 hours for a response Monday morning through Friday afternoon and up to 48 hours for a response Friday evening through Sunday evening. Scheduled holidays may extend the response time.

When Should I Register for the Next Semester?

  1. Registration is conducted by a process called Priority Registration. Those students who have earned hours may register ahead of those who have no earned hours or who have less earned hours.  

  2. This process provides opportunities for those students who are closer to graduation to enroll in classes before students with fewer number of earned credit hours. This ensures that students have an opportunity to register for the courses they need to be able to graduate on time before the courses are filled.

  3. The enrollment process for the next semester begins EARLY in the current semester. It is important that you know your priority registration date and have your course choices planned out prior to that date.

If you are unsure of what courses to enroll in or how to use the online registration system, it is highly recommended that you schedule an appointment with your academic advisor EARLY in the current semester.

It is important that you register for the upcoming semester courses as soon as your Priority Registration date opens in order to get the CORRECT courses and scheduled times that you will need for your degree and major.