Course Outline / Syllabus

Academic departments keep course outlines for all courses offered by the departments. Course outlines for both undergraduate and graduate courses are reviewed and updated regularly using the university curriculum format; course outlines are maintained on file by the department chair. Date of revision should appear on the first page of each outline.

Suggested Syllabus Statements

  • Statement on Effective Classroom Accommodations: Faculty Responsibility
  • Statement on Maintaining the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship
  • Statement on Academic Integrity
  • Statement on Title IX
  • Free Tutoring Information
  • Communication Via Email:
    • Example if using D2L: Please use D2L email to communicate during this class. After the term, please communicate via your MTSU assigned MTMAIL account.
    • Example if using MTMAIL: All email will be sent to your MTMAIL account. It is your responsibility to check this email frequently and to use the MTMAIL account when communicating with your instructor.
    • During terms when they are teaching, faculty will respond to student emails within 48 hours. 
  • Grade Appeals 

    University Policy 313, Student Grade Appeals, provides an avenue for MTSU students to appeal a final course grade in cases in which the student alleges that unethical or unprofessional actions by the instructor and/or grading inequities improperly impacted the final grade.

  • Emergencies in the Classroom
    Faculty and students who do not follow University policies and instructions during emergencies and emergency drills are individually liable.
    Emergency plans and instructions
    A list of safest places for each building during a tornado can be found at the MTSU Alert4U Tornado information page. University instructions during emergencies are sent via email, phone calls, and text messages. University websites will also be updated with the latest information. You are encouraged to plan ahead for emergencies.
  • Mental Health
    As a college student, you may experience a range of challenges and issues that can interfere with your physical and mental well-being, hinder your academic experience, and negatively impact your daily life. Some of these experiences may include overwhelming depression/sadness, anxiety, high levels of stress, use of alcohol/drugs, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, and/or loss of motivation. These challenges and issues can lead to thoughts of self-harm and suicide. If you or any of your classmates are experiencing these issues, it is important to reach out and ask for help. Discuss your situation with a friend, a family member, your instructor, or an academic advisor. Remember: Everyone struggles. It's okay to talk about it. Ask for help. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
  • Outreach and Support Programs
    The MTSU community is committed to the academic achievement of each student, and we know that struggling to address basic needs can affect a student’s ability to perform academically. If you are having trouble finding a safe and stable place to live or enough food to eat, please contact Danielle Rochelle (615-898-2808 / Danielle.Rochelle@mtsu.edu ), come by the MTSU Food Pantry at the MT One Stop, or speak with your instructor to get the assistance and resources you need. 
  • Are You Registered to Vote? 
    Please check your registration, register for the first time, or re-register at your new address at mtsu.edu/vote.

  • Guests in the Classroom
    Students may not bring guests or children to the class without prior approval from the faculty/instructor.

  • Animals in the Classroom
    Service animals are allowed on campus. Students do not have to register with the Disability and Access Center to get approval. Faculty and staff must request service animals as an accommodation through Institutional Equity and Compliance. For more information on how to verify if an animal is a service animal, circumstances where service animals may not be allowed, and other instances where animals are authorized on campus see Policy 102.