PURPOSE / SCOPE:
Course syllabi are educational records of ICOM that document the academic content, requirements, and other information pertinent to each course. Course Directors are required to prepare a syllabus for each course taught, including special courses such as research, electives, clerkships, and practicums. The syllabus is both a permanent record of course content and requirements and a learning tool which helps students succeed in the course and is used when disputes arise regarding evaluation of student performance and grading.
For these reasons, ICOM requires that all syllabi be as comprehensive and consistent as possible. All Course Directors are required to use the syllabus template. This template standardizes the minimum basic components to be included in every syllabus but does not direct course content or activities in any way.
All Course Directors must submit their course syllabus/i to the Curriculum Committee as outlined in the "Syllabus Review Procedure," which describes the process for course syllabus submission and review for courses throughout all four years of ICOM's curriculum.
For all Year 1 and 2 Preclinical courses:
- All Course Directors must submit their course syllabus to the Curriculum Committee on an annual basis.
- Any substantive changes to a syllabus after approval must be brought to the Curriculum Committee, with expedited approval possible when necessary.
For All Year 3 and 4 Clinical courses:
- All 3rd and 4th year courses will share a common template that is more specific to the content and grading rubric of clinical rotations. Any changes to the template must be submitted to the Curriculum Committee for review and approval.
- All Course Directors must submit their course syllabi to the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs on an annual basis for review, with are then submitted to the Curriculum Committee for final approval.
- Any substantive changes to a syllabus after approval must be brought to the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, with expedited approval possible when necessary.
PRIMARY POLICY OWNER:
Associate/Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs