Since 2007, the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Assessment (CETLA) has sponsored the "Exemplary Syllabus Awards". These awards recognize the importance of developing a well-designed course syllabus. A well-designed syllabus offers more than the instructor’s contact information and a course outline. It also provides information about course goals and objectives, grading procedures, support services, and course policies regarding class participation, missed examinations, late assignments, and academic integrity. See the ID01 Syllabus Tutorial.)
CETLA believes that the syllabus is one of the most important documents that an instructor develops. It is an end-product of curriculum development and the beginning of teaching, learning, and assessment, which when done well and aggregated across courses, leads to better program development and outcomes. CETLA appreciates the efforts of faculty to create effective syllabi and so has begun to give $250 awards for syllabi, one in each of five categories.
Below are links to the award-winning syllabi. Please observe copyright rules if you wish to borrow ideas or sentences from these syllabi.