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Proposed Template for Course Syllabi

Support for Students at AU #20  

AU provides numerous services to help students to be successful in their coursework. Including the statements below in your syllabus conveys an important message to students.
“If you experience difficulty in this course for any reason, please do not hesitate to consult with me. In addition to the resources within your department, a wide range of services is available to support you in your efforts to meet course requirements.”

  • Academic Support Center (x3360, MGC 243) offers study skills workshops, individual instruction, tutor referrals, Supplemental Instruction, and services for students with learning disabilities and ADHD. Writing support is available in the ASC Writing Lab or in the Writing Center.
  • Counseling Center (x3500, MGC 214) offers counseling and consultations regarding personal concerns, self-help information, and connections to off-campus mental health resources.
  • Disability Support Services (x3315, MGC 206) offers technical and practical support and assistance with accommodations for students with physical, medical, or psychological disabilities. If you qualify for accommodations because of a disability, please notify me in a timely manner with a letter from the Academic Support Center or Disability Support Services so that we can make arrangements to address your needs.  
  • Writing Center in 228 Battelle-Tompkins offers free, individual coaching sessions to all AU students. In your 45-minute session, a student writing consultant can help you address assignments, understand the conventions of academic writing, and learn how to revise and edit your own work. The Center offers appointments on the hour from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, and 3 to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Call 202- 885- 2991 to arrange a session. Or for info click here.
  • Center for Diversity & Inclusion is dedicated to enhancing LGBTQ, Multicultural, First Generation, and Women's experiences on campus and to advance AU's commitment to respecting & valuing diversity by serving as a resource and liaison to students, staff, and §  faculty on issues of equity through education, outreach, and advocacy. It is located on the 2nd floor of Mary Graydon Center: 202-885-3651, email is  


General Education Inserts #21 

  • If your course can be taken for General Education credit, what do students need to know?
  • Are there pre-requisites?


Specific School/Department Inserts #22

Individual schools, departments or programs may have items that they would like you to include in your course syllabus. Please contact your Department Chair or Dean for more information.