The Biggio Center engages, supports and empowers Auburn’s academic community in each phase of the scholarly teaching and transformative learning process.
- The Biggio Center has created a sample syllabus in Canvas that can be a very helpful place to start: https://auburn.instructure.com/courses/1303000/assignments/syllabus
- Instructors should provide students with a complete syllabus at the start of semester, including specific course objectives; the grading system and method of determining the final grade; the relative importance of assigned papers, quizzes, examinations, class preparation, and participation; the approximate schedule for examinations; and the policy on unannounced quizzes. (source: Faculty Handbook 4.2.1)
- Departments should collect and keep a copy of the syllabus for each course taught each semester. The syllabi must be collected by the second week of each semester and stored online or in a reasonably accessible location in the departmental office. Each syllabus must be kept for a minimum of 12 months after the completion of the term in which the course is offered.
- Academic Honesty Resources and Tips
- Academic Honesty - Faculty Resources
- Student Academic Honesty Code
- Academic Honesty Online Reporting Form
- Faculty should include an attendance policy with the course syllabus. It should be administered in accord with the policy on class attendance.
Early Alert Grades
- Faculty teaching core courses and first-year seminars must record in Banner an early alert grade for all students at midterm. This information is used by university advising and academic support resources to identify students of concern for additional outreach.
- More information on Academic Support Resources available to all students is here.
- Early Alert Grade Policy
Emergencies and Students of Concern
- For emergency situations, call 911.
- The Auburn Cares office is the university’s central hub for supporting struggling students.
- Auburn Cares provides a helpful listing of Campus Resources. More is available on their website.
- Faculty or Staff wanting to refer a student to Auburn Cares can do so through the Report an Incident site.
- Risk Management and Safety
- Student Counseling Services
Faculty Program Abroad Director's Agreement
- The College of Liberal Arts dean’s designee for International Programs and Study Abroad is Dr. Jorge Muñoz. Faculty interested in developing study abroad programs should contact Dr. Muñoz.
- Office of International Programs Resources for Study Abroad Program Directors
Directed Studies for Undergraduates
- Directed Studies Definition and Policy
- Approval Form for Independent Study/Directed Readings/ This form should be completed by student and faculty, signed by department chair, and a COPY (PDF by email) sent to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the start of the term.
Final Exam Guidelines
All additions, modifications and deletions of courses and programs (majors, minors or certificates) must be approved by at least the CLA and University Curriculum Committees. Depending on the type of change, further on-campus, state or accreditor notification/approval may be necessary. So plan ahead and start curriculum changes as early as possible.
The Provost Office pages on the Curriculum Management is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to all things related to course and program changes. See the information collected here: https://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/curriculum-management/
Ask Questions. The curriculum process can be confusing and the Course Inventory Management (CIM) web interface for making changes is not terribly user-friendly. Department chairs typically are the local experts on curriculum matters. The Associate Dean for Academic Affairs works closely with the CLA curriculum committee, department chairs and any faculty with questions about the process. So if you have questions, ask. Don’t let good curriculum changes be stymied by a confusing system.