Include Statement about Emergency Procedures and Campus Safety in Your Syllabus

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The Quality and High Quality online course reviews explore components proven to be best practices in online course design. This post showcases Quality item, “Statement regarding emergency procedures and campus safety are provided within the syllabus.”

The Required Components of the Syllabus policy states that “a statement regarding emergency procedures and campus safety, encouraging students to be aware of their surroundings and familiar with actions to take in various types of emergencies,” must be included in the syllabus. 

There are two versions of the campus safety statement posted on the FCTL Syllabus page: one for face-to-face and mixed-mode classes, and one for fully online. The statements can be copied and pasted in your syllabus, depending on the course modality.

What Are Some Ways Your Online Course Can Be Designed to Meet This Standard?

Consider using the Syllabus templater tool to make sure the required components of the syllabus are included, including the campus safety statement. This automatically includes all of the university policies that should be included, so you do not have to go digging for the latest version. There is also an Interactive Syllabus template, which is a little more robust than the Syllabus template (featuring a Table of Contents and policy statements shortened by accordions), but features the same information.

What Does This Look like in a Real Online Course?

Example 1. Campus safety statement, using the Syllabus templater.

Campus Safety Statement Screenshot