LEO – Concourse Syllabus Management System: Faculty Overview

LEO – Concourse Syllabus Management System: Faculty Overview

This article provides faculty members with an overview of the Concourse Syllabus Management System.

Beginning Fall 2014, all UMUC courses will use a common syllabus template generated by the Concourse Syllabus Management System. This syllabus template provides a streamlined look and feel that will make syllabi across the university attractive, easy-to-read, and consistent.

Note: All syllabi will be publicly available three weeks prior to the start date of a class.

Concourse Syllabus Management Preview

The adjacent box provides a preview of how the syllabus will look in the LEO environment and on the public schedule of classes.

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Concourse Syllabus Contents

In Concourse, the Syllabus consists of the following areas:

  • Class Summary
  • Faculty Contact Information
  • Course Description
  • Course Introduction
  • Course Outcomes
  • Course Materials
  • Class Guidelines*
  • Grading Information*
  • Project Descriptions*
  • Academic Policies
  • Class Assignments and Schedule*

*Can be edited by faculty with approval from the academic or program director.

Locked Syllabus Areas

There are several syllabus areas that cannot be edited by faculty members. The information in these areas will be prepopulated for you. These areas include:

  • Class Summary
  • Faculty Contact
  • Course Description
  • Course Introduction
  • Course Outcomes
  • Course Materials
  • Academic Policies
Class Summary

Class Summary information provides students with meeting information for a particular course section.

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Faculty Contact

Faculty Contact information lists the faculty’s name and email address for a particular course section.

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Course Description

The Course Description area provides students with a brief description of the course.

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Course Introduction

The Course Introduction area provides students with an overview of the course.

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Course Outcomes

The Course Outcomes area provides students with the outcomes for the course.

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Course Materials

The Course Materials area provides information on how to obtain course materials.

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Academic Policies

The Academic Policies area provides students with an overview of the university’s academic policies.

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Unlocked Syllabus Areas

Faculty members can modify the following areas:

  • Class Guidelines
  • Grading Information
  • Project Descriptions
  • Class Assignments and Schedule
Class Guidelines

The Class Guidelines area provides students with faculty-specific information for their course section.  Faculty can receive guidance from their academic director on the types of information that could/should be included in this syllabus area.

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Grading Information

The Grading Information area provides students with faculty-specific information for their course section.  Faculty can receive guidance from their academic director on the types of information that could/should be included in this area.

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Project Descriptions

The Project Descriptions area provides students with faculty-specific information for their course section.Faculty can receive guidance from their academic director on the types of information that could/should be included in this area.

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Class & Assignment Schedule

The Class & Assignment Schedule area provides students with faculty-specific information for their course section.  Faculty can receive guidance from their academic director on the types of information that could/should be included in this area.

Appropriate times, dates, and deadlines must be entered for each week/module/unit.  Hybrid courses should delineate face-to-face from online activities.

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