Syllabus upload for faculty
Frequently asked questions
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, go to Course Syllabus Recommendations.
A step-by-step guide for uploading your course syllabus to the website can be found in the Syllabus Upload Website Instructions.
Three document types are available during submission: "Syllabi," "Reading List," and "Equip/Supply List." If you have suggestions for other file types, please contact Room and Class Scheduling Office.
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).
Documents should be submitted before enrollment begins. Enrollment windows open for terms as follows:
- Autumn: March 1
- Spring: October 1
- Summer: February 1
Yes, files can be replaced with newer versions. Refer to the upload instructions for details.
Yes. As you update your syllabi, you will have the option to update the previously uploaded documents. Refer to the upload instructions for details on how to replace a file.
Uploading 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.
No. Access requires an Ohio State log-in.