Each syllabus must include the following requirements comprised from the Faculty Handbook, University policy, SACS, and State of Texas. A course syllabus must accompany all course addition and change forms. Syllabi are not required for course deletions.
- Course Title, Number, & Section
- Name of Instructor of Record with Complete Contact information
- Office Hours
- Required and Optional Course Materials, including a list of any required or recommended readings
- Course Requirements with a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion
- Student Learning Outcomes
- Methods used to determine grade, including grading percentages and numerical/alpha scale
- Attendance requirements including make-up policy
- Course subject outline - either day by day, week by week, or unit by unit - with a brief description of each major course requirement including each major assignment and examination
- Academic Honesty Policy including consequence for proven dishonesty
- Students with Disability Policy, must contain contact information for DRC office. A recommended syllabus statement is as follows:
- If you have, or think you may have, a disability (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical), please contact the DRC at 409-880-8347 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a confidential appointment with the Director of the DRC to explore possible options regarding equitable access and reasonable accommodations.
- If you are registered with DRC and have a current letter requesting reasonable accommodations, we encourage you to contact your instructor early in the semester to review how the accommodations will be applied in the course."
- Emergency Procedures – the following is required:
Many types of emergencies can occur on campus; instructions for severe weather or violence/active shooter, fire, or chemical release can be found at:
Following are procedures for the first two:
- Follow the directions of the instructor or emergency personnel.
- Seek shelter in an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor, putting as many walls as possible between you and the outside.
- If you are in a multi-story building, and you cannot get to the lowest floor, pick a hallway in the center of the building.
- Stay in the center of the room, away from exterior walls, windows, and doors.
Violence/Active Shooter (CADD)
- CALL - 8-3-1-1 from a campus phone (880-8311 from a cell phone). Note: Calling 9-1-1 from either a campus phone or cell phone will contact Beaumont City Police Dispatch rather than University Police.
- AVOID- If possible, self-evacuate to a safe area outside the building. Follow directions of police officers.
- DENY- Barricade the door with desks, chairs, bookcases or any other items. Move to a place inside the room where you are not visible. Turn off the lights and remain quiet. Remain there until told by police it is safe.
- DEFEND- Use chairs, desks, cell phones or whatever is immediately available to distract and/or defend yourself and others from attack.
- Academic Continuity Statement – the following is required:
In the event of an announced campus closure in excess of four days due to a hurricane or other disaster, students are expected to login to Lamar University’s website’s homepage (www.Lamar.edu) for instructions about continuing courses remotely.