Syllabus Requirements

Each syllabus must include the following requirements comprised from the Faculty Handbook, University policy, SACS, and State of Texas.  A course syllabus must accompany all course addition and change forms.  Syllabi are not required for course deletions.


  • Course Title, Number, & Section
  • Name of Instructor of Record with Complete Contact information
  • Office Hours
  • Required and Optional Course Materials, including a list of any required or recommended readings
  • Course Requirements with a general description of the subject matter of each lecture or discussion
  • Student Learning Outcomes
  • Methods used to determine grade, including grading percentages and numerical/alpha scale
  • Attendance requirements including make-up policy
  • Course subject outline - either day by day, week by week, or unit by unit - with a brief description of each major course requirement including each major assignment and examination
  • Academic Honesty Policy including consequence for proven dishonesty
  • Students with Disability Policy, must contain contact information for DRC office.  A recommended syllabus statement is as follows:
"Lamar University  is committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students. The Disability Resource Center (DRC) is located in the Communications building room 105.  Office staff collaborate with students who have disabilities to provide and/or arrange reasonable accommodations. 

For students:

  • If you have, or think you may have, a disability (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical), please contact the DRC at 409-880-8347 or to arrange a confidential appointment with the Director of the DRC to explore possible options regarding equitable access and reasonable accommodations.
  • If you are registered with DRC and have a current letter requesting reasonable accommodations, we encourage you to contact your instructor early in the semester to review how the accommodations will be applied in the course."
  •   Emergency Procedures – the following is required:

Emergency Procedures

Many types of emergencies can occur on campus; instructions for severe weather or violence/active shooter, fire, or chemical release can be found at:

Following are procedures for the first two:

Severe Weather

  • Follow the directions of the instructor or emergency personnel.
  • Seek shelter in an interior room or hallway on the lowest floor, putting as many walls as possible between you and the outside.
  • If you are in a multi-story building, and you cannot get to the lowest floor, pick a hallway in the center of the building.
  • Stay in the center of the room, away from exterior walls, windows, and doors.

Violence/Active Shooter (CADD)

    • CALL -  8-3-1-1 from a campus phone (880-8311 from a cell phone).  Note:  Calling 9-1-1 from either a campus phone or cell phone will contact Beaumont City Police Dispatch rather than University Police.
    • AVOID- If possible, self-evacuate to a safe area outside the building.  Follow directions of police officers.
    • DENY- Barricade the door with desks, chairs, bookcases or any other items.  Move to a place inside the room where you are not visible.  Turn off the lights and remain quiet.  Remain there until told by police it is safe.
    • DEFEND- Use chairs, desks, cell phones or whatever is immediately available to distract and/or defend yourself and others from attack.
  • Academic Continuity Statement – the following is required:

In the event of an announced campus closure in excess of four days due to a hurricane or other disaster, students are expected to login to Lamar University’s website’s homepage ( for instructions about continuing courses remotely.