Course Syllabus

Course Rubric
Course Name
3 Credit Hours

Course Information

Course Description:

Enter the complete course description as found in the RODP Course Proposal

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

Prerequisites and Corequisites:

Any course prerequisites or corequisites should be listed here...

Course Topics:

Specific Course Requirements:

Detail any specific course requirements...

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware and Software Requirements

Required Textbooks:

Please visit the Virtual Bookstore to obtain textbook information for this course: Move your cursor over the "Books" link in the navigation bar and select "Textbooks & Course Materials." Select your Program, Term, Department, and Course; then select "Submit."

Supplementary Materials:

Detail any supplementary materials needed for the course. Approximate costs and how to locate these materials should be included

Hardware Requirements:

The minimum requirements can be found at

Any additional hardware requirements above those found at the above link, should be identified and detailed here.

Software Requirements:

The minimum requirements can be found at

Any additional software requirements above those found at the above link, should be identified and detailed here.

Instructor Information

Please see "Instructor Information" in the Getting Started Module for instructor contact information, virtual office hours, and other communication information.

A student can expect to receive a response from the instructor within 24-48 hours of a student's email to the instructor unless notified of extenuating circumstances.

Participation, Assessments & Grading

Testing Procedures:

List the course testing procedures. Detail should include whether proctoring or Responsdus Lockdown brower is required for any assessments.

Grading Procedures:

List the grading procedures for this course

Grading Scale
Point RangeAssigned Grade
## - ## Points A
## - ## Points B
## - ## Points C
## - ## Points D
under ## Points F

Assignments and Projects:

Detail any specific descriptions that need to be provided to the students regarding their graded assignment or projects....


Graded Items
# of Exercises, @ points each Subtotal Points
# of Discussion, @ # points each Subtotal Points
# of Quizzes, @ points each Subtotal Points
# of Papers, @ points each Subtotal Points
# of Exercises, @ points each Subtotal Points
# of Exams, @ points each Subtotal Points
Total Points Total Course Points

Class Participation:

Please describe the class participation requirements for this course.


Please describe the student punctuality requirements for this course.

Course Ground Rules

Standards of Conduct: 

Students are required to adhere to the same professional, legal and ethical standards of conduct online as on campus. In addition, students should conform to generally accepted standards of "netiquette" while sending e-mail, posting comments to the discussion board, and while participating in other means of communicating online. Specifically, students should refrain from inappropriate and/or offensive language, comments and actions.

Academic Integrity/Academic Honesty:

In their academic activities, students are expected to maintain high standards of honesty and integrity. Academic dishonesty is prohibited.

Such conduct includes, but is not limited to:

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited.

Students guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly through participation or assistance, are subject to disciplinary action through the regular procedures of the student’s home institution.  In addition to other possible disciplinary sanctions that may be imposed, the instructor has the authority to assign an "F" or zero for an activity or to assign an "F" for the course. Read more about How to Avoid Plagiarism.

Other Course Rules:

Students are expected to:

Late Policy:

Describe the course late policy for graded assessments.

Guidelines for Communications




The Tennessee Virtual Library is available to all students enrolled in the Regents Degree Program. Links to library materials (such as electronic journals, databases, interlibrary loans, digital reserves, dictionaries, encyclopedias, maps, and librarian support) and Internet resources needed by learners to complete online assignments and as background reading must be included in all courses.

Students with Disabilities

Qualified students with disabilities will be provided reasonable and necessary academic accommodations if determined eligible by the appropriate disability services staff at their home institution. Prior to granting disability accommodations in this course, the instructor must receive written verification of a student's eligibility for specific accommodations from the disability services staff at the home institution.It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with their home institution's disability services staff and to follow the established procedures for having the accommodation notice sent to the instructor.

Syllabus Changes

The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes both by individual email communication and posting both notification and nature of change(s) on the course bulletin board.

Technical Support

Please visit the "Get Help" page in the Getting Started Module of this course to find technical support information.