Teaching Resources

Syllabus Template

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The Center for Teaching and Learning has put together a sample syllabus template for use and adaptation.

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Constructing a syllabus can be a complicated, time-consuming endeavor. For convenience, the Center for Teaching and Learning has put together a sample syllabus template for use and adaptation. This template was last revised in 2020 to include recommended language related to University policies and resources for students.

Religious Holidays
Listed below are the dates of some of the major religious holidays or obligations in the Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semester that may pose potential conflicts for observant students. The Jewish holidays that may pose potential scheduling conflicts begin at sundown on the first day listed and end at nightfall of the last day shown:

  • September 18-20, Rosh Hashanah
  • September 27-28, Yom Kippur
  • October 2-9, Sukkot
  • October 10-11, Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah
  • December 10-18, Hanukkah
  • March 27-April 3, Passover
  • May 16-17, Shavuot
  • Additionally, the Sabbath/Shabbat is celebrated each Friday at sundown though Saturday at nightfall.

The dates this fall that may present a conflict for Muslim students are:

  • July 30-31, Eid al Adha

Baha’i students may require observance on the following days:

  • October 18-19, Birth of Baha’u’llah
  • November 24-25, Day of the Covenant
  • November 26-27, Ascension of Abdu’l-Baha

The dates this fall that may present a conflict for Hindu students are:

  • October 25, Dasara
  • November 14, Diwali

Additional holiday information can be found on the Interfaith Calendar and Jewish Holidays websites.

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