Course Syllabus

University of Wisconsin–Green Bay | Your Campus | Your Department

Full Name of Your Course Here

Course Number and Section | Term and Year | # credits

Meeting Times and Location (if applicable) | Modality

 

Course Overview Course Schedule Course Policies Campus Policies Student Resources

Course Introduction


Welcome

Your intro video here

Hello and welcome to Name of Course! My name is Your Name, but you can call me your preferred name and title, if applicable. Take a few minutes to watch this video to learn a little more about me and how I envision us approaching this topic and this course. Then, read through the course information below. It's my hope that you engage with this page as your orientation to this course. If you have any questions about the information on this page, please post your questions in the "raise your hand" discussion board or email me.

 

Course Overview


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Catalog Description

Here is where you would include your course's catalog description.

General Education Learning Outcomes

  • General education designation and learning outcomes here, if applicable

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Your program's learning outcomes here, if applicable

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Your course's learning outcomes here

Final

Day and time of final exam

 

Instructor

Placeholder instructor photo

Name and title, if applicable (your pronouns)

Email: youremailhere.com

Phone: 800-888-8888

Office Hours: Days of the week and hours

Explain how/where you will hold office hours—via Microsoft Teams? If so, where can students find the Teams link? In person? If so, where can students find your office? Try to avoid abbreviating locations.

Personal website: yourwebsiteifyouhaveone.com

Indicate to students what your preferred method(s) of contact is/are. Reassure your students that they are welcome to reach out to you at any time, for any reason, but set boundaries and expectations for when you will get back to them (e.g. within 24 hrs on the next work day).

 

Learning Materials

Required text: Textbook Name by Name of Author, year and edition
You may want to include which editions are still okay for students to use, if you're aware of that. If there is no required text, say so.

Required learning materials: Software, hardware, lab materials, studio materials, or other things students may need to purchase

 

Learning Environment

Here is where you will include an explanation of how your course will run. This is particularly important for courses that are taught in partially or fully online modalities. Explain when you will meet, where, what a typical class looks like, what type of work students will do both inside and outside of class, how they're encouraged to submit their work, and how you will provide feedback. You also might mention any tools that are instrumental to your course's learning environment and what role they will play (e.g. PlayPosit, VoiceThread, textbook integrations, etc.).

 

Expectations

Consider including the expectations below (or write your own) so students know what their responsibilities are as learners and what your responsibilities are as their instructor.

What you can expect from me:

  • I will treat you with dignity and respect and be flexible to support your individual needs.
  • I will provide you with a clear, organized course that is designed to ensure you meet our course outcomes in a meaningful manner.
  • I will provide a variety of assignments to ensure your learning needs are met.
  • I will be actively present in your learning.
  • I will provide a supportive and safe environment for you to share and discuss ideas with your peers.
  • I will reach out to you when I sense that you need support.
  • I won't be perfect. I am human and will make mistakes at times. I will view mistakes as an opportunity to learn and grow.

What I will expect from you:

  • You will treat me and your peers with dignity and respect.
  • You will strive to be an active participant in this course and aim to meet due dates.
  • You will maintain an open line of communication with me so I understand how to support you.
  • You will contact me if you have a concern with meeting a due date.
  • You will strive to regularly contribute to collaborative activities to ensure other members of the community have ample opportunity to read/listen, reflect, and respond to your ideas.
  • You will do your best to have patience with technology. There will be hiccups, expect them. We will get through them together.
  • You will give yourself grace. Expect to make mistakes. You are human and mistakes are part of learning and growing.

Remove the text immediately following this if you don't plan on initially surveying your students.

Is there anything else you would like to add to this list? If so, you will have the opportunity to make a suggestion in the student survey.

 

Course Schedule


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Use this area to give students a bit more context on the course schedule. Are there other important factors that impact their grade that aren't listed in the schedule? Is the schedule subject to change? If so, how will you notify students of changes? Consider also indicating if your course follows a certain pattern (e.g., are certain assignments always due on Saturdays? Are lectures always posted on Mondays?).

Semester Course Schedule

Week & Units/Chapters

Read/Watch

Do

Week 1

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 2

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 3

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 4

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 5

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 6

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 7

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 8

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 9

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 10

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 11

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 12

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 13

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 14

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Week 15 - Finals

Units/Chapters: X & X

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Course Policies

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Grading Policy

In the table, list the assignment/exam/participation/etc. categories that make up a student's grade with a brief explanation of each category. You may also choose to include a brief description of key learning activities or assessments in this section. Provide complete instructions and expectations for each assignment, quiz, or discussion board the appropriate activity's description in Canvas.

The breakdown for your final grade is as follows:

Final grade breakdown by points and percentages

Points

Percent of Final Grade

Category #1

Short description

X pts each, for a total of X pts

%

Category #2

Short description

X pts each, for a total of X pts

%

Category #3

Short description

X pts each, for a total of X pts

%

Total

X pts

100%

 

Participation Policy

It is my wish for every student to succeed in this class, so participation is a substantial part of your overall grade. Students that earn full participation points will:

  • Let students know what they need to do to succeed/receive full points. Provide a rubric if you have one for participation.

If you have attendance or participation questions or concerns, I encourage you to contact me as early in the semester as possible.

 

Grading Scale

Below is the sample grading scheme provided by the University; replace with your own if you use a different grading scale.

Grades as letters, percentages, and GPA

Grade

%

GPA

A 100 to 92% 4.0
AB < 92% to 89% 3.5
B < 89% to 82% 3.0
BC < 82% to 79% 2.5
C < 79% to 72% 2.0
CD < 72% to 69% 1.5
D < 69% to 59% 1.0
F < 59% to 0% 0.0

 

Late Submission Policy

Include some language here about why you have a late policy, and then explain the policy in full with specific, transparent protocols (e.g., "Late work is eligible for up to 60% of the original points").

I understand that life happens, so if you foresee any issues with meeting deadlines or have health/family concerns that crop up during the semester, please reach out to me and we can work together to come up with an alternate delivery time or method. Extensions will be managed on a case-by-case basis, but generally, do not expect extensions unless there are extenuating circumstances.

 

Academic Integrity Policy

Articulate here why academic integrity is important, both in this class and in general. Explain what you consider to be academic dishonesty, as well as how you will address the issue if a student is involved in academic dishonesty. Be specific and transparent, but frame it in a way that makes it clear that you have high standards because you believe each student is capable of succeeding in this class of their own efforts.

To avoid any problems, please make sure that you appropriately cite all information you use in course assignments, and that you complete all individual course work independently. If you’re unsure of how to cite your information or what requires citation, I and others are here to help! For more information, please refer to UW-Green Bay Writing Center guides, citation basics from our libraries, and the UW System’s Academic Integrity Policy.

 

Inclusivity Policy

You may wish to include an inclusivity policy like the one below to affirm that your classroom is a safe space for students of every background.

I wish to confirm my conviction that a college campus must be a safe place for the discussion of ideas. As such, each member of the class should treat one another with tolerance for ideas discussed from a variety of perspectives. I respect the dignity of every person and will not allow discrimination against anyone based on religion, age, disability, ethnic origin, race, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation.

 

Religious and Cultural Observances Policy

You also may wish to include a policy describing how you will accommodate students' religious and cultural observances.

I strongly encourage you to honor your cultural and religious holidays. If you have a religious or cultural observance that coincides with this class (meetings and/or due dates), let me know by email at least two weeks in advance of the intended date of absence. Please let me know so that we can make a plan to ensure that you do not fall behind in class while you are celebrating a religious or cultural observance.

 

Campus Policies

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UW-Green Bay Land Acknowledgment

Modify the callout below to explain why you personally feel land acknowledgment is important and why you have chosen to include the university's land acknowledgment statement in your syllabus.

Why the land acknowledgment is important: It is important to recognize the Native peoples that reside in Wisconsin, both current and historically, and in particular, the Ho-Chunk and Menominee peoples that lived in the Green Bay area long before our institution was created.

We at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay acknowledge the First Nations people who are the original inhabitants of the region. The Ho-Chunk Nation and the Menominee Nation are the original First People of Wisconsin and both Nations have ancient historical and spiritual connections to the land that our institution now resides upon.

Today, Wisconsin is home to 12 First Nations communities including the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Forest County Potawatomi, Ojibwe Nation communities, Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans, and the Brothertown Indian Nation.

We acknowledge the First Nations People of Wisconsin.

 

University Statement on COVID-19

Modify the callout below to explain the University's COVID-19 guidelines as they relate to the modality of your course.

Why this statement is important: Please use the link below to see the University's current guidelines and requirements regarding COVID-19. In order to keep our campus community safe, I ask that you respect any current regulations regarding masking, social distancing, testing, or other COVID-19 measures.

Specific COVID-19 guidelines may change during the semester based on current public health conditions and level of community transmission, and will be announced via email by the Chancellor’s Office.  Please refer to the University's complete COVID-19 statement for the most up-to-date classroom guidelines.  

 

Student Accessibility Services Policy

Modify the callout below to explain what an accommodation request is.

Why this policy is important: I want every student to have equal access and opportunity for success in this class. If you in need of an accommodation, please follow these instructions make a formal request.

The University of Wisconsin–Green Bay supports the right of all enrolled students to a full and equal educational opportunity. If you need any academic accommodation due to a disability, you must self-identify and register with the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Office. To register, complete the online application (GB ACCESS) on the Student Accessibility Services website.

Please contact the SAS office if you have any questions about the accommodation process or their role in supporting your learning.

 

Student Advocacy Statement

Modify the callout below to explain what the Dean of Students Office is/does.

Why this statement is important: All students within the UW-Green Bay community have the right to express their questions and concerns regarding their courses.

If you have a concern or complaint about this course, please first try to address it with me. If you continue to have concerns, you should contact the chair of our department, Chair Name (email: name@uwgb.edu; phone: (800) 888-8888; office: Building Name #).

The Dean of Students (DoS) also maintains a form that can be used for all manner of student complaints. If you'd like to learn more about how the Dean of Students Office can support you on your educational journey, you can read their FAQ page. To submit a complaint to the Dean of Students, please review and follow the Student Complaint Procedure. You can also review the policy for tracking student complaints submitted to the DoS.

 

Bereavement Policy

Modify the callout below to explain what the Bereavement Policy is and point students toward any additional resources you'd like to include.

Why this policy is important: The Bereavement Policy is designed to allow students a break from academics to grieve the death of a loved one. If you need additional support, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Wellness Center for counseling services.

Upon approval from the Dean of Students, students who experience the death of a loved one are allowed one week, commencing from the day of notification to the Dean of Students, of excused absence. Students may also take a Bereavement Leave of Absence for the semester in which the death occurs. Permission to do so will occur upon consultation with the Dean of Students. Visit the DoS website for more information.

 

Student Resources

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Use this section to provide your students with some University resources. You may add to or edit down the list of resources here. Though this section is optional, it is strongly encouraged that you include it.

All-Location Resources

Resources centralized in Green Bay that service students at all four locations.

Campus Cupboard & Clothes Closet

Rose Hall 140 |  sofoodpantry@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2813

The Campus Cupboard is a student organization run by students, with the mission of providing an on-campus food pantry, clothing closet, and cleaning/personal hygiene products to ensure adequate basic needs are met of all students, faculty, and staff.

Campus Maps

Career Services

Student Services 1600, Green Bay campus |  careers@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2163

Career Services provides assistance with choosing majors/minors, exploring career options/fields, gaining experience/internships, and preparing for success after graduation, including seeking postgraduate employment and applying to graduate or professional schools.

Cofrin Library

(920) 465-2540 |  refdesk@uwgb.edu

The library offers a number of services for students including research assistance, printing, computers, quiet study areas, and material check out, including technology and media equipment.

Dean of Students

Student Services 2000, Green Bay campus |  dos@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2152

The Dean of Students Office strives to answer questions, address concerns and meet students’ needs so that students can be successful inside and outside of the classroom. Visit their FAQ page for more info.

Division of University Inclusivity and Student Affairs

studentaffairs@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2162

The Division of University Inclusivity and Student Affairs includes the Dean of Students, Student Accessibility Services, University Recreation, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs, the Pride Center, Residence Life, the Wellness Center, Trio & Precollege, and the University Union.

Education Center for First Nations Studies

Wood Hall 410, Green Bay campus

Visit with and learn from First Nations Elders in an informal setting. Drop by Wood Hall 410 for more information.

Financial Aid

Student Services 1100, Green Bay campus |  financialaid@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2299

Financial Aid provides year-round assistance to students and their families who are seeking financial resources to help cover educational expenses.

Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA)

University Union 150, Green Bay campus |  mesa@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2720

The Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs (MESA) office provides advising, services, and activities that promote the academic success, personal growth, and development of multiethnic students. MESA also conducts educational programs that enhance learning through the promotion of respect and appreciation of racial and ethnic diversity.

Phoenix Cares

Phoenix Cares is the place to go to share a concern about another student or if you need assistance yourself. This site has resources on academic support, bias/hate incident reporting, childcare, finances, mental health, food/clothing/housing needs, sexual assault, social support services, and more.

Phoenix Emergency Grant Program

emergencygrant@uwgb.edu

Facing a financial emergency? Apply for a one-time grant of up to $1,000 to pay for unanticipated financial expenses.

Pride Center - Green Bay campus

University Union 153, Green Bay campus   pridecenter@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2167

The mission of the Pride Centers is to offer a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ people and their allies, as well as identify and respond to their concerns and needs and provide high-quality support services that contribute to their academic and personal growth .

Student Accessibility Services

Student Services 1700, Green Bay campus |  sas@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2841

Student Accessibility Services (formally known as Disability Services) collaborates with students, instructors and staff to ensure equal educational and programmatic access for eligible students with documented disabilities through academic accommodations and support services.

Student Engagement Center

University Union 150, Green Bay campus | sec@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2720

The Office of Student Life supports student development, success, and satisfaction by helping students get connected, explore their interests, and create their own unique college experience through events and activities, student organizations, leadership development, and community service.

The Learning Center (TLC)

Cofrin Library 206, Green Bay campus |  sttutor1@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2958

Free academic support, mentoring, and study groups. Visit the TLC on the Plaza Level of the Cofrin Library (CL 206).

Veteran’s Services

Student Services 1100, Green Bay campus |  financialaid@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2075

Veteran's Services provides information on benefits and services for U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard veterans.

Wellness Center

Student Services 1400, Green Bay campus |  wellnesscenter@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2380

Free 1-on-1 counseling and nursing visits. Provider visits at low or no cost.

Writing Center

Cofrin Library 206, Green Bay campus |  writingcenter@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2958

Drop by CL 206 (or call 920-465-2958) to make an appointment to go over your papers, etc., with a writing tutor. Online tutoring available.

 

Manitowoc Resources

Campus Map  |  Building Map

Counseling Center

Founders Hall F152, Manitowoc campus |  wellnesscenter@uwgb.edu  | (800) 458-8183 or (920) 924-0614 | 

Free 1-on-1 counseling. On-campus hours are Wednesdays from 8:30 am.–2:30 p.m. in room F152 at Founders Hall. Off-campus hours are days and evenings, Monday through Friday at Agnesian Work & Wellness, 56 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac.

Manitowoc Campus Library

man-libdesk@uwgb.edu  | (920) 683-4715 

The library offers a number of services for students including textbook pick up, research assistance, printing, computers, quiet study areas, accommodations testing, and material check out.

Student Services

Founders Hall F120, Manitowoc campus | 920-683-4707

Student Services is your resource for information about the Manitowoc Campus, including information about registering for classes, financial aid, and campus events. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

 

Marinette Resources

Campus Map

Counseling Center

Main Building M141, Marinette campus |  wellnesscenter@uwgb.edu  | (920) 465-2380

Free 1-on-1 counseling every other Wednesday on campus with virtual appointments available other weekdays. Part-time and full-time students can take advantage of up to 10 free counseling sessions.

Marinette Campus Library

Library Technology Building, Marinette campus |  mnt-libdesk@uwgb.edu  | (715) 735-4306

The library offers a number of services for students including textbook pick up, research assistance, printing, computers, quiet study areas, accommodations testing, and material check out.

Our Closet

Main Building M200, Marinette campus |  olsonp@uwgb.edu  | (715) 735-4301

The mission of Our Closet is to provide an on-campus food pantry, clothing closet, cleaning/personal hygiene products, and office/study supplies to ensure adequate basic needs are met of all students, faculty, and staff.

Pride Center - Marinette campus

Main Building M145, Marinette campus |  mnt-pridecenter@uwgb.edu  | (715) 504-3388

The mission of the Pride Centers  is  to offer a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for LGBTQ+ people and their allies , as well as identify and respond to their concerns and needs and provide high-quality support services that contribute to their academic and personal growth .

Student Services

Main Building M126, Marinette campus |  marinette@uwgb.edu  | (715) 735-4301

Student Services is your resource for information about the Marinette campus, including information about registering for classes, financial aid, campus IDs, veterans services, campus involvement (clubs and orgs) and campus events.

The Learning Center (TLC)

Main Building M113, Marinette campus

Campus tutoring and resource center for math and writing assistance.

Work-Study Contact

Main Building M144, Marinette campus |  oclaire.kait@gmail.com  | (715) 735-4331

Meet with Kaitlyn O’Claire to learn about Marinette’s community work-study partners, including the local Boys & Girls Club and area public schools.

 

Sheboygan Resources

Campus Map

Career Closet

Main Building 2225 (located in the Student Involvement Center), Sheboygan campus

Free career clothing for use by all current students.

Counseling Center

Main Building 2222, Sheboygan campus |  wellnesscenter@uwgb.edu  | (800) 458-8183 or (920) 924-0614

Free 1-on-1 counseling. On-campus hours are Wednesdays & Thursdays from 9:00 am.–2:00 p.m. in Room 2222. Off-campus hours are days and evenings, Monday through Friday at Agnesian Work & Wellness, 56 Camelot Drive, Fond du Lac.

Food Bank

Main Building 2225 (located outside the Student Involvement Center), Sheboygan campus

Free food and other items for use by all current students. Items rotate. Contact Student Services for more information, 920-459-6633.

Sheboygan Campus Library

Acuity Technology Center, Sheboygan campus |  shb-libdesk@uwgb.edu  | 920-459-6625

The library offers a number of services for students including University ID services, textbook pick up, research assistance, printing, computers, quiet study areas and material check out. Located in the Acuity Technology Center main floor.

Student Involvement Center

Main Building 2225, Sheboygan campus

Student Government and Org Offices surround the newly renovated study and gathering space. Open to all students.

Student Services

Main Building 2224, Sheboygan campus | (920) 459-6633

Student Services is your resource for information about the Sheboygan campus, including information about registering for classes, financial aid, and campus events.

Student Success Center

Main Building Room 3112, Sheboygan campus | (920) 459-6683

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