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Syllabus Upload for Faculty

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a requirement for me to even have a syllabus?

How do I upload my course syllabus to the website?

What type of documents can be uploaded?

What file formats are acceptable?

What is the "deadline" for uploading documents?

I have a new version of my syllabus, can I replace what I previously uploaded?

I only have a partial draft of my syllabus ready, is that okay?

I made my syllabus available on Carmen. Do I need to do this, too?

Can individuals outside of OSU access this information?

Other questions

 

Is there a requirement for me to even have a syllabus?

Section (A) of Faculty Rule 3335-8-19 (modified April, 2016) states: Each course as defined in rule 3335-8-01 of the Administrative Code will have a syllabus to be provided to each student explaining how the student's performance will be assessed. University policy further requires that it be made available to students at the beginning of, and throughout the conduct of the course. The syllabus is typically written by the instructor, but often follows guidelines provided by the program, the department, or the college. There is no central requirement for the contents of a course syllabus, but there is a culture that has been established around the expectations associated with this important document.

For assistance with creating a course syllabus, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Education's Course Syllabus Recommendations website.

How do I upload my course syllabus to the website?

For instructions that provide a step-by-step guide for uploading your course syllabus to the website, view/download our instructions here.

What type of documents can be uploaded?

Three document types are available during submission: "Syllabi," "Reading List," and "Equip/Supply List." If you have suggestions for other file types, please contact registrar@osu.edu.

What file formats are acceptable?

PDF file format is preferred. Acceptable formats include: Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlxs), Graphics and Images (gif, png, jpg, jpeg, bmp, tif), text (txt), Portable Document File (pdf).

What is the "deadline" for uploading documents?

Documents should be submitted before enrollment begins. Enrollment windows open for terms as follows:

- Autumn: March 1st

- Spring: October 1st

- Summer: February 1st

 

I have a new version of my syllabus, can I replace what I previously uploaded?

Yes, files can be replaced with newer versions. Refer to the upload instructions for more details.

I only have a partial draft of my syllabus ready, is that okay?

Yes. As you update your syllabi, you will have the option to update the document you previously uploaded. Refer to the upload instructions for more details on how to replace a file.

I made my syllabus available on Carmen. Do I need to do this, too?

Uploading here as well is encouraged. Carmen documents are only available post-enrollment—this project is designed to make syllabi available prior to enrollment so students can make more informed decisions regarding their schedules.

Can individuals outside of OSU access this information?

No. Access requires an OSU log-in.

Other questions

If you have other questions, please contact registrar@osu.edu.