Syllabus Information

Deadlines for spring 2020 course syllabus submissions:

  • Nov. 22 – All syllabi due from faculty to chairs
  • Dec. 2 – Chair review of compressed courses (i.e., 8-week) due to Academic Assessment Committee
  • Dec. 9 – Chair review of 16-week courses due
  • Dec. 9 – Academic Assessment Committee review of compressed courses due; faculty notified of needed revisions
  • Dec. 11 – All revised syllabi due from faculty to chair
  • Dec. 16 – All syllabi must be approved and ready for spring semester 2020

Please follow the directions and approval process outlined here


To insure the quality, clarity, consistency, and organization of course syllabi for pertinent internal and external stakeholders, all Minot State course syllabi must be reviewed and approved before being distributed to students. The Syllabus Integrity Review [approved by Faculty Senate 04/04/2019] describes the policies and procedures associated with three types of syllabus reviews. The type of review depends on the length of the course and its mode and location of delivery.

1) All course syllabi go through the general syllabus review. The general syllabus review is intended to ensure that all courses being offered have syllabi and that those syllabi reflect the required syllabus components.

2) The syllabi of some courses go through the compressed format review. A compressed format course is any course that meets for less than 16 weeks that has a corresponding 16-week course. The exception to this rule is courses designed to be offered only in a less than 16-week format. The compressed format review is intended to ensure that all courses offered in compressed formats are comparable to the full-term version of the course.

3) Other courses, those offer in multiple modes and locations of delivery, must go through the modality and location review. Mode (or modality) refers to the way the course is delivered: face-to-face, online, or IVN. Location refers to the place in which the course is delivered: on the Minot State campus or off-campus at another location (e.g., MAFB, BSC, LRSC, NDSU, New Town, dual credit high school, etc.). The purpose of the modality and location review is to ensure that all versions of a course (across modalities and locations) provide comparable content/learning to students.

Please refer to the Syllabus Integrity Review for the policies and procedures associated with each review.

All forms and links that are part of these reviews are provided to the right.

Deadlines for summer 2019 syllabi reviews are here.

Deadlines for fall 2019 syllabi reviews are here.