Syllabus Templates and Sample Statements

Syllabus Statements Related to COVID-19 Sample

Sample Statement for the Syllabus about Proctorio

Syllabus Template for Online Courses

Blended Syllabus Template for Courses Meeting 1x/Week

Blended Syllabus Template for Courses Meeting 2x/Month

Blended Syllabus Template for Courses Meeting 1x/Month

Resilient Course Design Plan

Re-envisioning Classroom Activities for Online and Socially Distanced Classroom

Syllabus Template for F2F Courses

Course Syllabus Guidelines

Feel free to adapt or adopt the suggestions for messages related to maintaining a civil classroom, academic honesty, student conduct, and disability access.

Agreement to Complete a Course and Replace a Delayed Grade

Implementing the learner-centered principles on-line

Principles for Learner-Centered Practice

Sample Statements for the Syllabus about Classroom Civility

Sample Statements for the Syllabus about Disability Access Services

Student Information Form

Teaching Tips

Technology Guide
The technology guide has print and video tutorials for many of UMSL's MyGateway tools. You are welcome to share these links with your students or other faculty.

Teaching Online? Click here for online-specific Resources

The following resources provide guidelines for developing a comprehensive syllabus, learning-centered classrooms, and a teaching philosophy statement. Assessment strategies, teaching with diversity and inclusion as goals, and responding to crisis are also important instructional topics.

Faculty Resource Guide and UMSL Policies

The Center for Teaching and Learning annually compiles a Faculty Resource Guide with companion documents that include essential information and contacts related to the UMSL Policies and Procedures. This vital information is discussed during Faculty Orientations.

Faculty Resource Guide
Rules and Regulations Contacts
UMSL Resources for Behavioral Concerns

Affordable & Open Educational Resources

Affordable & Open Educational Resources (A/OER) are part of the University of Missouri initiative to provide more accessible course materials to students, and enable faulty to exert finer control over the course materials that are used in the courses they teach. There is extensive support available in both the Thomas Jefferson Library and the CTL to help faculty identify specific course needs, locate relevant books, articles, or multimedia, & integrate the resources into Canvas. 

Faculty may also contact UMSL Publishing (in the UMSL Bookstore) to connect Open Access Content to courses via the AutoAccess program. To sign up for a research/creative consultation, please email


CTL Library Collection (589 Lucas Hall)
Our library contains a wealth of resources for ideas for teaching online, instructional design, teaching tips and tricks, service-learning, civic engagement, and more. Our collection is now available to peruse online; if you find a book you want to check out, just stop by the CTL to sign it out.

Search online and stop by to check out a book!
Search our collection with your mobile phone/device!

Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Meta collection of resources for developing a teaching philosophy statement.

Chism, N. V. N. (1998). Developing a philosophy of teaching statement. Essays on Teaching Excellence, 9(3), 1-2. Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education.

Develop a practical and reflective philosophy of teaching statement using resources from Ohio State University. 


UMSL Grading System

Instructional Assessment Resources offered by the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment (DIIA), University of Texas at Austin. Excellent resources for assessing students, teaching and technology, and for conducting program reviews.

Self-assessment of Teaching Practices form compiled from research-based, peer teaching reviews. It can be used for self-assessment of teaching practices by individual faculty and teaching assistants.

Institutional Research

Teaching about Diversity and Inclusion

Social Psychology Network web resource maintained by Scott Plous, Wesleyan University, specific to the widely studied topic of understanding prejudice.

Intellectual Diversity article for teachers as scholars: Cultivating Reasoning Skills: Helping Students Recognize and Deal with Uncertainty

The National Center for Academic Transformation looks at the impact of course design on adult students, students of color, and low-income students.

Safe Zone serves to identify and train faculty, staff, and students who are sensitive and affirmative to the needs of sexual minorities, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons. Contact for training and resource information is James Linsin, Psy.D., Counseling Psychologist/ Coordinator of Outreach, University Health, Wellness, and Counseling Services, 126 MSC; PH: 314-516-5711; Email:

Race Matters diversity learning activities compiled by Rita Williams, Instructional Coach and Intern for the Professional and Organizational Development Network for faculty use in a variety of disciplines.

Responding to Crisis

Responding to the Virginia Tech Tragedy
A collection of resources related to coping with crises on college campuses and suggestions for classroom discussions

Remembering 9-11