Course Syllabi

Course syllabi represent the instructor’s expectations and the student’s obligations for successful completion of a course. It is the student’s responsibility to read, understand, and follow a course syllabus. By taking a course, each student is promising to perform according to the requirements in the syllabus. Although a syllabus is not a legal contract, students will be fully accountable for performing according to the instructor’s expectations as set forth in the syllabus. A syllabus may be modified at any time by the instructor and it is the student’s responsibility to be aware and understand any syllabus changes. Syllabus changes normally will be in writing but instructors may make any change by verbal announcement during class. Instructors may make syllabus changes for the purposes of adapting to circumstances required for a particular course, maximizing educational opportunities, or reflecting changes in College policy or North Carolina law and regulation.