Welcome to Farmingdale State College’s Policy Library. This library is the official repository for all institutional policies and procedures and is intended to be a resource for faculty, staff and students seeking information related to the policies that govern the institution. This library does not contain department-specific policies and procedures. Please contact the department for specific departmental policies and procedures.

Please direct all questions regarding policy content to the Responsible Office listed on the respective policy.

If you wish to propose or amend an institutional policy, please review the Policy for Developing Institutional Policies and complete the Policy Proposal Form.

For assistance with drafting and amending policies, please refer to the Policy Writing Guidance and/or contact the Risk and Compliance Office at 934-420-5365.


Policy Purpose

The syllabi of the faculty represent the formal contract of the course to the student. It is also used as the official course document by SUNY System Administration, the State Education Department, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and our governance committees. To provide guidance and consistency, the following guidelines were developed.

A template is provided which includes all the requirements needed to be contained in a course syllabus. This template has been created with a consideration for accessibility to all students. The directions in “red” will give you further information on how to fill in the specific information. Please note that all syllabi will need to include course learning outcomes as well as student learning outcomes.

Also provided is the “What are Learning Outcomes” document that will help you to develop student learning outcomes to accompany the weekly topics. Please review this document to assist you with appropriate action words and format.

Remember that course learning outcomes are developed by the Department and approved by the Curriculum Committee, so please reach out to your Department Chair for the most up-to-date version before adding to your syllabus.

By using a syllabus template, we will be able to provide our students with uniform information and our working committees the tools to perform their functions.

Persons Affected


Responsible Office

Office of the Provost