How to make your course Syllabus Public - If your division requires you to make you Syllabus public to be linked to the course catalog.


Download a copy of the sample Syllabus template as a Word document



NOTE: The Syllabus shown below is an example. You will be downloading the template from the BC SharePoint site listed above and adding your course information in your Syllabus.

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(Add Course Name) Syllabus

(Add Item Number and Year/Quarter)




Office location:

Office Hours:

Course Information

Course Outcomes

[Replace this text with information from the following link to the specific course outcomes from Curriculum Review

Consult All Course Outcomes; Copy and Paste your official outcomes here. The College keeps this site up to date. ]

How Outcomes Will be Met

[Replace this text with a description of how the outcomes will be met for this class.]


[Replace this text with a clear explanation of exactly how the course will be graded so there is a basis for evaluating grade disputes. Policies for lateness should be spelled out here if they are not included in your division’s statement. If you grade PARTICIPATION, you will need to tell students what you mean.]

The College Grading Policy is explained in the current Course Catalog and can also be found at this link: Grading Policy

Books and Materials Required

[Replace this text with a list of books and materials required to be successful in this class. If expensive materials are required, please list them as “required” so that students may use financial aid funds to buy them. In some cases, materials not officially “required” are not eligible expenses.]

Help with Canvas

Students can find help with Canvas by following the link here: Student Canvas Help

[Instructor Canvas help here: Instructor Canvas Help, from eLearning. Remove this text.]

Classroom Learning Atmosphere

Instructor’s Expectations

[Replace this text with expectations for students and student success in the class.]


The online elements of this course are designed to be welcoming to, accessible to, and usable by everyone, including students who are English-language learners, have a variety of learning styles, have disabilities, or are new to online learning. Be sure to let me know immediately if you encounter a required element or resource in the course that is not accessible to you. Also, let me know of changes I can make to the course so that it is more welcoming to, accessible to, or usable by students who take this course in the future.

Affirmation of Inclusion

Bellevue College is committed to maintaining an environment in which every member of the campus community feels welcome to participate in the life of the college, free from harassment and discrimination.

We value our different backgrounds at Bellevue College, and students, faculty, staff members, and administrators are to treat one another with dignity and respect.

Affirmation of Inclusion (

[Check this link before publishing your syllabus. If it is not working remove this paragraph but leave the Affirmation of Inclusion above as is. The statement is currently under revision and the link has been taken down periodically. This Affirmation statement is current until the new one is confirmed.] 

Religious Holidays

Students who expect to miss classes, examinations, or any other assignments because of their religious observance should be provided with a reasonable alternative opportunity to complete such academic responsibilities. It is the obligation of students to provide faculty with reasonable notice of the dates of religious holidays on which they will be absent, preferably at the beginning of the term. The Request for Accommodations for Reasons of Faith or Conscience Form provides more information about and the steps to request this accommodation.  

Students who are absent on days of examinations or class assignments should be offered an opportunity to make up the work without penalty (if they have previously arranged to be absent), unless it can be demonstrated that a makeup opportunity would constitute an unreasonable burden on a member of the faculty. Should disagreement arise over what constitutes an unreasonable burden or any element of this policy, parties involved should consult the department chair, or Dean. 

Policy 2950 Accommodations for Reasons of Faith or Conscience (

Annual Notice Non-Discrimination 

Bellevue College does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or veteran status in educational programs and activities which it operates. Bellevue College is prohibited from discriminating in such a manner by college policy and by state and federal law. All college personnel and persons, vendors, and organizations with whom the college does business are required to comply with applicable federal and state statutes and regulations designed to promote affirmative action and equal opportunity.

Equal Opportunity (

[Spanish and Chinese versions of the anti-discrimation statement are available at Important Links should you wish to link to them or include them in your syllabus.]

Confidentiality and Mandatory Reporting

As an instructor, one of my responsibilities is to help create a safe learning environment on our campus. It is my goal that you feel able to share information related to your life experiences in classroom discussions, in your written work, and in our one-on-one meetings. I will seek to keep information you share private to the greatest extent possible. However, I am required to share with the Title IX Coordinator any and all information regarding sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct (e.g. dating violence, domestic violence, stalking) that may have occurred on campus or that impacts someone on campus. Students may speak to someone confidentially by contacting the BC Counseling Center at (425) 564-2212. The Title IX Office can be contacted at 425-564-2641 and more information can be found at Title IX (

If you have any concerns, you may report to: Report Concerns (

Division Statements

[Include any division statements and links.]

[Include your division statement on plagiarism in this location.]

[Replace this text with your plagiarism statement. A common, campus-wide minimum standard regarding student cheating, stealing, and plagiarizing provides enough autonomy for instructors and programs to set their own standards. It is the instructor's responsibility to clearly articulate to the students what is considered appropriate and inappropriate behavior in the classroom and what action will be taken in the case of inappropriate classroom behavior. It is recommended that this be done through the course syllabus.]

[Information about Bellevue College's copyright guidelines can be found at: College Copyright Policy

This link provides a good, short summary of how to avoid plagiarism: Avoiding Plagiarism

This 22-minute video also provides a good overview of how to avoid trouble when using sources: From the college home page select SERVICES, then LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER, then DATABASES, then FILMS ON DEMAND. At their site, search by title for PLAGIARISM 2.0: ETHICS IN THE DIGITAL AGE.]

Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity

Any act of academic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism (using the ideas or words of another as one’s own without crediting the source), and fabrication and inappropriate/disruptive classroom behavior are violations of the Student Code of Conduct at Bellevue College. Examples of unacceptable behavior include, but are not limited to, talking out of turn, arriving late or leaving early without a valid reason, allowing cell phones/pagers to ring, and inappropriate behavior toward the instructor or classmates. The instructor can refer any violation of the Student Code of Conduct to the Dean of Student Success for investigation. Specific student rights, responsibilities, and appeal procedures are listed in the Student Code of Conduct at: Student Code

[If you plan to use a plagiarism checking service, you should indicate so in your syllabus. Please make sure your penalty for plagiarism does not contradict official college policy. You may find it simplest to not specify a penalty and simply refer all cases to the Dean for investigation. Incident reports can be filed at Report Concerns ]

Important Links

See "Important Links” page online for more information about BC E-mail, access to MyBC, the Disability Resource Center (DRC), Public Safety, the Academic Calendar, the Academic Success Center, and more.

[If you prefer to include the Important Links within your syllabus, delete this entire section and replace it here with the text from the Important Links page or add the pages to the end of your syllabus. ]

Disability Resource Center (DRC) 

The Disability Resource Center serves students with disabilities. Common disabilities include physical, neurological (e.g. Autism, ADD/ADHD), and mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety). If you are a student who has a disability or if you think you may need accommodations in order to have equal access in your classes, programs, activities, and any other services, please contact the DRC. 

If you require assistance in an emergency, please meet with your individual instructors to develop a safety plan for while in class and contact the DRC to develop a safety plan for while you are elsewhere on campus. 

The DRC office is located in building B Room 132. You can contact the DRC by stopping by the office at B132, calling our front desk phone number (425) 564-2498, emailing Deaf students can reach us by calling TTY: (425) 564-4110, or by Skype (account name DRCatBC). For more information about the services we offer, including our Initial Access Application, visit our website at Disability Resource Center ( 

Service Animals are allowed in this classroom. Emotional Support Animals need to be approved through the DRC. All other animals will be asked to leave.  If you believe you need your animal with you, please connect with the DRC and refrain from bringing your animal until a decision has been made. 

Final Exam Schedule

[Replace this text with information from the link below or add information about your final exam.]

Final Exam Schedule

[In case of an emergency during finals, you should have a plan that you discuss in advance with your students. Here are some alternative options to consider:

1. Give your students an “I” (incomplete grade) until such time as they are able to take the exam. (This may be a hardship on some students receiving financial aid.)

2. Post the exam on Canvas.

3. Calculate your students’ grades based on what they have earned to date. It’s probably best to exercise this option only if it has been clearly spelled out in your syllabus beforehand. 

4. If the campus is still open, but you are not able to safely get here, you can arrange for a colleague or staff member to proctor the exam for you.

5. Check with your chair about other options that may be appropriate to your discipline.

Whichever option(s) you decide to use, be sure to communicate that to your students. Put up a message on the course Canvas site about your plan. In future, please include this information in your course syllabi too.]

Course Calendar

[Place your schedule of assignments here.]

Additional Information

[Add additional information or special instructions below if needed.]

Course Summary:

Date Details