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School of Professional Studies | Academic Resources for Instructors

Academic Resources for Instructors


SPS Master Syllabus and Standard Couse Syllabus Template

The School of Professional Studies has a Master Syllabus for each course. A Master Syllabus serve as the guide to develop a standard course syllabus. It outlines all items REQUIRED in the course and are not subject to alteration(i.e., course description from the catalog, credit hours, textbook, student learning outcomes, common graded assessments/assignments and common graded rubrics and other policies that my be required by the Department for a particular course). You can obtain the Master Syllabus for the course(s) you will teach from the Office of the SPS Dean and/or the Program Chairs. The Master Syllabus is not to be used as the course syllabus. It serves as the instructional guide for the course. The course syllabus is a contract between you and the student that outlines your expectations, a schedule of learning activities and exam/quiz dates and other course pertinent information. It is disseminated to students on the first day of class and also placed on Moodle for online access. All instructors are required to place their course syllabus on Moodle at least one week before the class starts. The Course Syllabus Template is located in the link below.

Syllabus Template

SPS Midterm Grade Policy

The School of Professional Studies requires that all students receive a midterm grade assessing their progress to date.  Midterm grades are a key indicator to students that they are or are not performing to the expectations of Good Academic Standing, which is essential to student success.  Midterm grades for Weekly (semester) courses are published on the Trinity Academic Calendar and the SPS important Dates document, which is updated and posted to the SPS Teaching and Learning page in Moodle each semester.  SPS Term and Summer semester course midterm dates are generally set to the first day of the 6th Week, which gives the student and the advising team 3 weeks to help a student recover a passing grade in the accelerated courses.  The SPS Term and Summer semester midterm deadlines are posted in the SPS important Dates document and updated and posted to the SPS Teaching and Learning page in Moodle each semester.

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