Please download the syllabus template first. All the language and formatting inside meets policy standards for UMD and Robert H. Smith and the document is accessible and can be read by a screen reader in the form of a Google Document. If you change the document type of the file, please re-check it against accessibility standards.
Additionally, you may want to reference the UMD academic calendar while you plan out your semester.
View In-Person Syllabus Template
Peruse the full syllabus template for in-person courses.
Make a Copy of In-Person Template
Select to create your own copy of the in-person syllabus template. This will save to your Google Docs account.
View Online Syllabus Template
Peruse the full syllabus template for online courses.
COVID-19 & Syllabi
Visit the Provost's site for the most up-to-date standards and COVID-19 protocol.
The following documents contain prepared syllabus language that can be directly copied and pasted into your syllabus. The language included meets both UMD and Robert H. Smith standards for the academic year (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022).
The following resources can help you prepare your syllabus and class for the semester ahead:
There are many offices on campus dedicated to helping faculty with this task. Consider the following resources: